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Royal Commissions held in Western Australia


This list of Royal Commissions held in Western Australia amalgamates several finding aids previously used by the staff of the Parliamentary Library to locate W.A. Royal Commissions. Some Royal Commission documents can be found at the
State Records Office; many Royal Commission reports were printed as Tabled Papers and can be found as appendices to the Votes and Proceedings, a set of which can also be found at the State Library. Data provided below is not a comprehensive list

The period commences from 1892 to the current period.
Earlier reports will be added as requested. Where possible a copy of the royal commission has been scanned or a reference has been provided to make finding the document easier.

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Royal Commission
Date Appointed
Date Reported
Western Australian Government Gazette
Parliamentary Publications
1890-1899
Report of the cold storage commission
Former title: Royal Commission on preservation, carriage, and storage of perishable foods.
(File size: 10.22 MB)
Chairperson: Charles Harper
24/03/1892
08/12/1892
WAGG No. 16, 24 March 1892, p. 217
Tabled Paper A8/1892-93 1st/3rd 1892-93 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the condition and organisation of the railway workshops at Fremantle
(File size: 26.6 MB)
Chairperson: Charles Harper
17/05/1893
05/10/1893
WAGG No. 25, 18 May 1893, p. 540
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Report of the Commission appointed to inquire into the operation of the existing customs tariff of the colony
(File size: 38.23 MB)
Chairperson: Charles Harper
11/04/1893
18/07/1893
WAGG No. 17, 13 April 1893, p. 367
Tabled Paper 22/1893 1st/1st 1893 - Vol I
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Report of the Civil Service Commission
(File size: 257 MB)
Chairperson: M F A Canning
13/04/1894
02/10/1894 & 11/06/1896
WAGG No. 18, 27 April 1894, p. 408-409
Tabled Paper 15/1896 2nd/3rd-4th 1896 - Vol I
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Commission appointed to inquire into the fencing laws of Colony
Report
(File size: 3.58 MB)
Chairperson: Harry Bruce Lefroy
07/12/1895
12/06/1895 & 12/06/1896
WAGG No. 62, 13 December 1895, p. 1927
Tabled Paper 11/1896 2nd/3rd-4th 1896 - Vol I
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Royal Commission for auriferous resources
Chairperson: Edward H. Wittenoom
18/08/1897
WAGG No. 44, 20 August 1897, p. 1669
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Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon a site and suitable plans for the proposed new Houses of Parliament
Report
(File size: 6.28 MB)
Chairperson: James Lee Steere
13/03/1897
14/07/1897
WAGG No. 17, 19 March 1897, p. 503
Tabled Paper 4/1897 3rd/1st 1897
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 161 MB)
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
18/08/1897
23/05/1898
Tabled Paper 26/1898 3rd/3rd 1898 - Vol I-II
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
02/09/1897
WAGG No. 47, 3 September 1897, p. 1771 (R.H. Barrett replace A.H.Hanning as member)
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
09/12/1897
WAGG No. 64, 10 December 1897, p. 2711 (C.H. Rason appointed as President of Royal Commission)
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Royal Commission on City Railway Traffic
Report
(File size 34.8 MB)

Plans:

Note: Each plan is in two parts due to large size of hard copy.

Plan referred to in Mr Speight's report 17.8.97. Part 1 Part 2

Plan of proposed scheme for subway and overhead bridging through Perth. Part 1 Part 2

Longitudinal sections of proposed scheme for subway and overhead bridging through Perth. Part 1 Part 2

Perth railway station improvements. Sketch plan of viaduct. Part 1 Part 2

Chairperson: H. W. Venn
30/06/1897
1899
WAGG No. 36, 2 July 1897, p. 1279 / WAGG No. 58, 5 Nov 1897, p. 2349
Tabled Paper 2/1899 3rd/4th 1899 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on city railway traffic, Western Australia
Chairperson: Harry W. Venn
09/12/1897
23/12/1898
WAGG No. 64, 10 December 1897, p. 2711 (W. Venn appointed as chairman, F.H. Piesse resign and G.R. Johnson new member of the Royal Commission)
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
17/02/1898
WAGG No. 9, 18 February 1898, p. 406 (Extension of time for the Report of the Royal Commission and Resignation of a member)
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
25/02/1898
WAGG No. 12, 4 March 1898, p. 539 (W.H. Gale was appointed to replace R.P.Young who resigned)
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Royal Commission on penal system of Western Australia
Chairperson: Adam Jameson
07/09/1898
WAGG No. 51, 9 September 1898, p. 2615
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Royal Commission on penal system of Western Australia
Report
(File size: 74.7 MB)
Chairperson: Adam Jameson
29/09/1898
14/06/1899
WAGG No. 55, 30 September 1898, p. 2840 (Resignation of Harry Page Woodward)
Tabled Paper 16/1899 3rd/4th 1899 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on Amendments of Acts dealing with Shipping
Chairperson: John Joseph Higham
09/02/1899
WAGG No.6, 10 February 1899, p. 449
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Royal Commission on the postal and telegraphic service of Western Australia
Report with minutes of evidence
(File size: 320 MB)
Chairperson: Timothy F. Quinlan
01/02/1899
25/10/1899
WAGG No. 5, 3 February 1899, p. 373
Tabled Paper 42/1899 3rd/4th 1899 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the administration of the locomotive branch of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Richard Speight
23/08/1899
29/11/1899
WAGG No. 38, 25 August 1899, p. 2711

1900 - 1910
Royal Commission on the Railway and Customs Departments of Western Australia
Reports with appendices, and notes of the evidence
(File size: 444.3 MB)
Chairperson: Richard Speight
30/11/1900
27/06/1901
WAGG No.70, 7 December 1900, p. 4575
Tabled Paper 27/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
07/11/1900
WAGG No. 65, 9 November 1900, p. 4115-4116
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chairperson: First RC Harry Whitall Venn ; Second RC Edward H. Wittenoom in London
03/01/1901
WAGG No.2, 4 January 1901, p. 9 (RC on Glasgow Exibition 1901 issued on 7 November 1900 was canceled and issued the two following RC on 29 December 1900 published on WAGG No.2, 4 January 1901, p. 9, 10 and 11
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
07/03/1901
WAGG No.20, 8 March 1901, p. 989 (G.W.Hall appointed as Executive Commissioner and new appointments as Honorary Commissioners)
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chairperson: Harry Whittall Venn
13/03/1901
WAGG No.21, 15 March 1901, p. 1063-1064
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chairperson: Harry Whittall Venn
14/03/1901
WAGG No.21, 15 March 1901, p. 1073 (Harry Whittall Venn appointed as Executive Commissioner)
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
15/04/1901
WAGG No.28, 19 April 1901, p. 1486 (New appointments for Honorary Commissioners)
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
23/04/1901
WAGG No.31, 26 April 1901, p. 1556 (Joseph Herbert Wales appointed as Executive Commissioner)
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
04/07/1901
WAGG No.45, 5 July 1901, p. 2611 (Two new appointments as Honorary Members: G.F. Moore and A. Russell)
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Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
01/08/1901
WAGG No.51, 2 August 1901, p. 2939 (RC cancel the appointment of Alexander J. Russell as Honorary Commissioner to one as Executive Commissioner)
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Royal Commission on the Collie Coal Dispute
Report
(File size: 9.13 MB)
Chairperson: John W. Croft
14/02/1901
04/03/1901
Tabled Paper 16/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol II
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Royal Commission of inquiry into the rabbit question
Report, Minutes of Proceedings, and Minutes of Evidence
(File size: 73.3 MB)
Chairperson: Robert E. Bush
18/02/1901
21/03/1901
WAGG No. 16, 22 February 1901, p. 743-744
Tabled Paper 10/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on International Exibition at Glasgow Scotland
5/09/1902
WAGG No.59, 5 September 1902, p. 3728 (Both Royal Commissions dated on 29 December 1900 and 13 March 1901 were disolved)
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Royal Commission on allegation regarding Mr. Justice Parker
Chairperson: Chief Justice Edward A. Stone
8/10/1902
WAGG No.66, 10 October 1902, p. 4027
Tabled Paper 25/1902 4th/2nd 1902 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on metropolitan water supply and sewerage disposal
Chairperson: C.S.R. Palmer
20/08/1902
WAGG No.79, 5 December 1902, p. 4497
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Royal Commission on reasons for substituting stucco for Donnybrook stone in the new Law Court buildings and the suitability of Donnybrook stone for use in public buildings
Chairperson: Frederick Stafford
06/03/1902
WAGG No.17, 7 March 1902, p. 898
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Royal Commission on reasons for substituting stucco for Donnybrook stone in the new Law Court buildings and the suitability of Donnybrook stone for use in public buildings
Chairperson: J. Talbot Hobbs
12/03/1902
WAGG No.19, 14 March 1902, p. 1039 (The previous RC on 6 March was canceled and was issued this commission in lieu)
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Royal Commission to classify and reorganise the public service
Progress reports (one to five) of the Royal Commission on the public service of Western Australia
(File size: 180 MB)
Sixth progress report on the Royal Commission on the public service of Western Australia
(File size: 19.14 MB)
Seventh progress report of the Royal Commission on the public service of Western Australia
(File size: 22.56 MB)
Ninth progress report of the Royal Commission on the public service of Western Australia
(File size: 19.68 MB)
Chairperson: Frederick Horatio Bruford
11/06/1902
WAGG No.42, 20 June 1902, p. 2705
Tabled Paper 6/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol I-II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the conduct and completion of the Coolgardie water scheme
Report
(File size: 43.5 MB)
Chairperson: Charles Harper
26/02/1902
22/07/1902
WAGG No.16, 28 February 1902, p. 827
Tabled Paper 11/1902 4th/2nd 1902 - Vol I-II
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Royal Commission on forestry: first progress report
(File size: 42.4 MB)
Chairperson: Charles Harper
22/04/1903
06/08/1903
WAGG No.24, 24 April 1903, p. 915 (On 24 June 1903 the purpose of the RC was extended and gazetted on WAGG No.37, 26 June 1903, p. 1641) On 23 March 1904 new appointments and the resignation of William Vincent Fitzgerald accepted were published on WAGG No.18, 25 March 1904, p. 883-884. (2 reports - final:5th/1st 1904 - Vol I)
Tabled Paper 24/1903-04 1904 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on Forestry: Final Report
Chairperson: Charles Harper
22/04/1903
19/05/1904
Tabled Paper 11/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into matters pertaining to the Boulder Deep Levels Limited, Kalgoorlie
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size: 27.84 MB)
Chairperson: Edmond P. Dowley
22/06/1904
30/11/1904
Tabled Paper A13/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the immigration of non-British labour
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence

(File size: 21.52 MB)
Chairperson: Alexander Montgomery
25/05/1904
16/11/1904
WAGG No.31, 27 May 1904, p. 1371
Tabled Paper A7/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the ventilation and sanitation of mines
Report
(File size 84 MB)
Chairperson: Alexander Montgomery
20/04/1904
25/02/1905
WAGG No.22, 22 April 1904, p. 1047
Tabled Paper 6/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into matters pertaining to Great Boulder Perseverance Gold Mining Company Limited, Kalgoorlie
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 15 MB)
Chairperson: Edmond P. Dowley
31/08/1904
31/12/1904
Tabled Paper 3/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on the condition of the natives
(File size: 35.1 MB)
Chairperson: Walter E. Roth
31/08/1904
29/12/1904
Tabled Paper 5/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on the Collie Coalfield
Chairperson: Robert L. Jack
31/08/1904
02/05/1905
WAGG No.51, 2 September 1904, p. 2366
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Report of the Royal Commission on ocean freights, etc., together with appendices
(File size 22.7 MB)
Chairperson: Arthur J. Diamond
24/01/1905
15/05/1905
WAGG No.11, 10 February 1905, p. 303
Tabled Paper 8/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on immigration
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 57.2 MB)
Chairperson: Charles Harper
06/02/1905
18/07/1905
WAGG No. 11, 10 February 1905, p. 303
Tabled Paper 17/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol II
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Royal Commission to inquire into the question of the cost, etc. of cast iron pipes manufactured by the Public Works Department at Fremantle
Chairperson: Percy V. Ross
08/02/1906
WAGG No. 10, 9 February 1906, p. 435
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into an alleged prevalence of gold stealing
Chairperson: Alexander E. Barker
22/08/1906
WAGG No. 55, 24 August 1906, p. 2711
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Royal Commission on charges made against high officials in the service of the Western Australian Government Railways
Report
(File size 44.28 MB)
Chairperson: Robert F. McMillan
15/09/1906
04/10/1906
WAGG No. 63, 28 September 1906, p. 2935
Tabled Paper A6/1906 6th/2nd 1906 - Vol II
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Royal Commission into all or any of the matters pertaining to the charges alleged to have been publically made by Mr Edward Ernest Heitmann MLA
Chairperson: William A. Walter
13/03/1907
WAGG No. 15, 15 March 1907, p. 865
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Royal Commission appointed to investigate fully the causes of and the circumstances surrounding the retirement from the public service of ex-warder F. M. Behan
Chairperson: Walter E. Roth
13/03/1907
WAGG No. 17, 22 March 1907, p. 937
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into certain matters concerning the conduct of Mr Frederick Illingworth, late Member of the Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of West Perth
Chairperson: Charles S. Toppin
04/12/1907
WAGG No. 64, 13 December 1907, p. 4012
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into certain charges made by one E. J. Blake of ill-treatment of Aboriginal natives by the Canning Exploration Party
Chairperson: Charles F. Gale
11/12/1907
WAGG No. 64, 13 December 1907, p. 4012
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Report of the Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the meat supply
(File size 396 MB)
Chairperson: R.W. Pennefather
21/08/1908
18/12/1908
WAGG No. 45, 21 August 1908, p. 2371
Tabled Paper 21/1908-09 7th/1st 1908-09 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commission on the establishment of a university
Chairperson: John W. Hackett
06/01/1909
08/09/1910
WAGG No. 7, 5 February 1909, p. 203
Tabled Paper 11/1910-11 7th/3rd 1910-11 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the methods of construction and supervision of all sewerage and stormwater works in the Metropolitan Area
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size 42.24 MB)
Chairperson: Calder E. Oliver
23/06/1909
10/07/1909
WAGG No. 36, 25 June 1909, p. 1933
Tabled Paper 3/1909 7th/2nd 1909 - Vol I
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Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon on all or any matters pertaining to certain charges made by Arthur Allan Wilson MLA
Chairperson: William L. Owen
16/02/1910
WAGG No. 9, 25 February 1910, p. 58
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Royal Commission on pulmonary diseases amongst miners
Report together with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 91.87 MB)
Chairperson: John H. Cumpston
02/03/1910
04/10/1910
WAGG No. 10, 4 March 1910, p. 650
Tabled Paper 12/1910-11 7th/3rd 1910-11 - Vol II
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Royal Commission into allegations of corruption in the administration of the Department of Lands and Surveys
Chairperson: Robert F. McMillan
01/11/1910
WAGG No. 62, 25 November 1910, p. 3539

1911 - 1920
Royal Commission appointed to investigate and report on the administration and conduct of the Fremantle Prison and matters incidental thereto
Chairperson: Charles E. de Fonblanque
14/03/1911
WAGG NO. 15, 17 March 1911, p. 1043
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Royal Commission into the alleged scarcity of artisans in Western Australia
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
16/08/1911
WAGG No. 43, 18 August 1911, p. 3502
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Royal Commission on miners' lung diseases
Report with minutes of evidence, appendices, illustrations
(File size 316 MB)
Chairperson: Robert L. Jack
16/08/1911
05/12/1911
WAGG No. 43, 18 August 1911, p. 3502
Tabled Paper A6/1911-12 8th/1st 1911-12 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on uniform standards for foods and drugs in the states of the Commonwealth of Australia
Report together with evidence and appendices
(File size 351 MB)
Chairperson: John A. Thompson
13/03/1912
26/06/1913
WAGG No. 16, 15 March 1912, p. 1185
Tabled Paper A2/1913 9th/3rd 1913 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on Allegations Contained in a Communication Received by His Excellency the Governor signed by Dr Alfred Webster and Mr Neilson Hancock
Chairperson: Walter W. Alcock
04/12/1912
WAGG No. 67, 6 December 1912, p. 4868
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Royal Commission on allegations of mismanagement of the State Steamship Service*
(Revoked)

Chairperson: Walter W. Alcock
21/05/1913
WAGG No. 28, 23 May 1913, p.1855
Revoked WAGG No. 44, 15 August 1913, p. 3231
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Royal Commission on the Collie Coal Industry
Report together with appendices and map
(File size 295 MB)
Chairperson: Walter G. Woolnough
17/03/1914
10/11/1916
WAGG No. 14, 20 March 1914, p. 1411 ; Temporarily suspended on 19 August 1914 due to the European Crisis - SEE WAGG No. 43, 21 August 1914, p. 3707
Tabled Paper 14/1916-17 9th/3rd 1916-17 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the Control of Trade in War Time Act
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
10/08/1914
WAGG No. 39, 10 August 1914, p. 2903
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Royal Commission of the Foodstuffs Commission Act 1914
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
09/09/1914
WAGG No. 46, 11 September 1914, p. 3940
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Royal Commission on the control and management of the State Implement Works
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size: 253.1 MB)
Chairperson: John A. Northmore
25/08/1915
20/10/1915
WAGG No. 37, 27 August 1915, p. 3063
Tabled Paper 19/1915 9th/2nd 1915 - Vol II
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Royal Commission into Mining Company Agreements
Chairperson: John Darbyshire
02/09/1916
WAGG No. 40, 8 September 1916, p.1591
Terms of reference extended 9 September - SEE WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623
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Royal Commission on the agricultural industries of Western Australia
Progress report on the wheat-growing portion of the south-west division of the state, together with minutes of evidence, indices, and appendices
(File size: 674 MB)
Chairperson: John O. Giles
13/09/1916
22/11/1917
WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623
Tabled Paper 7, 10th/1st 1917-18 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the agricultural industries of Western Australia
Second progress report on the settled portions of the south-west coastal districts, including minutes of evidence, indices, and appendices, together with a final review of the operations of the commission
(File size: 184 MB)
Chairperson: John O. Giles
13/09/1916
17/05/1918
Tabled Paper 15/1917-18 10th/1st 1917-18 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the Mallee belt and Esperance lands together with appendices and report of evidence
(File size: 78.9 MB)
Chairperson: Charles E. Dempster
13/09/1916
11/07/1917
WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623
Tabled Paper 5/1917 9th/4th 1917 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the conduct of Captain A. Williamson, pilot of the ss. "Ulysses," together with minutes of evidence and appendices
(File size: 8.29 MB)
Chairperson: Algernon S. Canning
13/12/1916
26/02/1917
WAGG No. 57, 15 December 1916, p. 2217
Tabled Paper 2/1917 9th/4th 1917 - Vol I
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The transactions between the Government of Western Australia and Mr. S. V. Nevanas in regard to the Wyndham Freezing Works, together with minutes of evidence.
(File size: 53.7 MB)
Chairperson: Algernon S. Canning
06/12/1916
29/06/1917
WAGG No. 55, 8 December 1916, p. 2185
Tabled Paper 4/1917 9th/4th 1917 - Vol I
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Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon certain charges against the Resident Magistrate of the East Kimberley
Chairperson: Michael J. Calanchini
18/01/1917
WAGG No. 3, 19 January 1917, p. 91
WAGG No. 4, 26 January 1917, p. 122
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Royal Commission into the Postponement of Debts Act, 1914
Chairperson: Louis E. Shapcott
25/04/1917
WAGG No. 19, 27 April 1917, p. 615
George W. Simpson resigned as Chairman on 26 April 1917
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Royal Commission of inquiry into the costs of the necessaries of life in Western Australia concerning the boot trade, price of butter, apparel, and manchester goods
(File size 5.23 MB)
Chairperson: Edward O. G. Shann
26/09/1917
21/02/1918
WAGG No. 43, 28 September 1917, p. 1503
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the dismissal from the railway service of Hugh McLeod and his re-instatement
(File size 1.7 MB)
Chairperson: Algernon S. Canning
12/06/1918
WAGG No. 25, 14 June 1918, p. 837
Report of evidence – Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the dismissal from the railway service of Hugh McLeod and his re-instatement
(File size 13.7 MB)
Royal Commission on the wheat marketing scheme
Interim report, principally dealing with the future operations and control of the scheme, together with minutes of evidence and appendices
(File size: 331 MB)
Chairperson: William C. Angwin
12/06/1918
24/09/1918
WAGG No. 25, 14 June 1918, p. 837
Tabled Paper 4/1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on the wheat marketing scheme
Final report, principally concerning bulk storage and handling of wheat and gristing agreements

(File size 51.5 MB)
Chairperson: William C. Angwin
21/06/1918
10/12/1918
Tabled Paper 16/1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into certain applications for licensed premises at Kulin and Perenjor
Report
(File size: 5.73 MB)
Chairperson: John Rooth

10/10/1918
06/11/1918
WAGG No. 44, 18 October 1918, p. 1561
Tabled Paper A5 /1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the death of Francis Andinach, in the Claremont Asylum
Chairperson: Robert B. Burnside
11/12/1918
WAGG No. 55, 13 December 1918, p. 1843
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Royal Commission on State Children and Charities Department
Report
(File size: 16.97 MB)
Chairperson: James M. Smith
23/12/1919
10/11/1920
WAGG No. 1, 2 January 1920, p. 1
Tabled Paper 18/1921-22 11th/1st 1921-22 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Prices Regulation Act, 1919
Report
(File size: 6.83 MB)
Chairperson: George Rae
05/01/1920
WAGG No. 1, 2 January 1920, p. 4
Extension of time granted - see WAGG No. 29, 24 June 1921, p. 1092
Tabled Paper 4/192 10th/4th 1920 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the continued detention of Thomas Mable in the Hospital for the Insane at Claremont
Chairperson: Alfred B. Kidson
08/12/1920
WAGG No. 69, 10 December 1920, p. 2165
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Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the arrest on a charge of insanity, committal to and detention in the Hospital for the Insane at Claremont of Georgina and Thomas Mable
(File size: 10.7 MB)
Chairperson: Alfred B. Kidson
22/12/1920
15/03/1921
WAGG No. 72, 24 December 1920, p. 2285
Tabled Paper 2/1921-22 11th/1st 1921-22 - Vol I


1921 - 1930
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the incidence of Commonwealth Taxation
Chairperson: William W. Kerr
11/05/1921
WAGG No. 22, 13 May 1921, p. 795
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Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the system of public elementary education followed in the State of Western Australia and the administration of the acts relating thereto
Chairperson: Peter Board
11/05/1921
22/07/1921
WAGG No. 23, 20 May 1921, p. 911
Tabled Paper 4/1921-22 11th/1st 1921-22 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the subject of subletting on tribute in the mining industry and the effect of the winding-up provisions of the Companies Act 1893
Chairperson: Peter Board
20/07/1921
WAGG No. 34, 22 July 1921, p. 1260
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Report and appendices of the Royal Commission in lunacy
(File size: 2.61 MB)
Chairperson: William E. Jones
28/09/1921
21/09/1922
WAGG No. 49, 3 October 1921, p. 1817
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Report of the Royal Commission on hospitals
(File size: 32 MB)
Chairperson: F.E. Gibson
[01/11/1921]
5/09/1922
Tabled Paper 13/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol II
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Royal Commission on the Waroona-Lake Clifton Railway
(File size: 41 MB)
Chairperson: Charles L. Stawell
13/01/1922
20/03/1922
WAGG No. 3, 13 January 1922, p. 67
Tabled Paper 4/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the establishment of the settlement at Kendenup
Chairperson: William Grogan
18/01/1922
01/08/1922
WAGG No. 5, 27 January 1922, p. 99
Tabled Paper 10/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
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Report of Royal Commission on forestry 1922
(File size: 2.33 MB)
Chairperson: William G. Pickering
18/01/1922
08/11/1922
WAGG No. 6, 31 January 1922, p. 137
Tabled Paper 31/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to investigate into the methods adopted by financial agents and others regarding profiteering in the buying of war gratuity bonds from the returned soldiers of the AIF
Chairperson: Arthur A. Wilson
01/02/1922
WAGG No. 8, 10 February 1922, p. 175
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Honorary Royal Commission on the proposed metropolitan tramway extensions
Report
(File size: 55.73 MB)
Chairperson: Alexander M. Clydesdale
11/02/1922
24/07/1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250
Tabled Paper 6/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
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Honorary Royal Commission into public hospitals
Report
(File size: 50.89 MB)
Chairperson: Frank E. Gibson
11/02/1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250
Tabled Paper 13/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol II
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Honorary Royal Commission into the effect of the Federal Compact upon the finances and industries of Western Australia
Chairperson: Edward H. Angelo
11/02/1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 251
Royal Commission appointed to consider the effect of the Federal compact upon the State's finances and industries and to report what amendments to the Federal Constitution are desirable in the interests of the said State (1922) – Papers prepared by Edgar T. Owen
(File size: 21 7 MB)
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Report of the Royal Commission on licensing
(File size: 3.66 MB)
Chairperson: Henry W. Mann
11/02/1922
07/07/1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250
Tabled Paper 2/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on railways
(File size: 9.63 MB)
Chairperson: George W. Stead
18/02/1922
17/07/1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 249
Tabled Paper 7 / 1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
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Report of Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon war relief funds
(File size: 411 KB)
Chairperson: James S. Denton
20/09/1922
27/11/1923
WAGG No. 50, 29 September 1922, p. 1841
Tabled Paper 17/1926 12th/3rd 1926 - Vol II
Report of the Royal Commission into the retirement of Alfred Colenso Kessell and other matters
(File size: 13 MB)

Appendices and transcript of evidence 1922
(File size: 70 MB)
25/09/1922
12/12/1922
WAGG No. 50, 29 December 1922, p. 1839
Report of the Royal Commission on Repatriated Soldiers of the AIF 1923
(File size: 23.4 MB)
Chairperson: Arthur A. Wilson
09/03/1923
26/07/1923
WAGG No. 12, 16 March 1923, p. 463
Tabled Paper 3/1923 11th/3rd 1923 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs and transactions of the Kendenup Fruit Packaging Company and the De Garis (WA) Development Company
Chairperson: Ross McDonald
19/10/1923
WAGG No. 50, 19 October 1923, p. 2061
Tabled Paper 10/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Gosnells Estate Company
(File size: 174 MB)
Chairperson: Walter M. Nairn
28/11/1923
WAGG No. 59, 30 November 1923, p. 2321
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Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Empire Gold-mining Syndicate
Chairperson: John E. Geary
28/11/1923
WAGG No. 59, 30 November 1923, p. 2321 Terms of Reference Extended 23 January 1924 SEE WAGG No. 7, 1 February 1924, p. 141
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the operations of the Government in connection with the purchase and development of Peel and Bateman estates
(File size: 41.4 MB)
Chairperson: J.J. Holmes
28/12/1923
31/03/1924
WAGG No. 1, 4 January 1924, p. 1
Tabled Paper 1/1924 12th/1st 1924 - Vol I
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Royal Commission into apprenticeships
Chairperson: Francis E. Walsh
12/01/1924
WAGG No. 3, 14 January 1924, p. 53
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Royal Commission into the functioning of the Jandakot Road Board
Chairperson: George Potter
23/01/1924
WAGG No. 7, 1 February 1924, p. 141
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Royal Commission on Group Settlement
(File size: 51.1 MB)
Chairperson: Charles W. Harper
10/09/1924
09/06/1925
WAGG No. 48, 12 September 1924, p. 1623
Tabled Paper 5/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on the metropolitan milk supply
Chairperson: James W. Burgess
13/01/1925
22/06/1925
WAGG No. 2, 16 January 1925, p. 37
Tabled Paper 4/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
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Royal Commission into the last illness and death of Constable George Ernest Hubbard
Chairperson: Alfred B. Kidson
13/01/1925
WAGG No. 2, 16 January 1925, p. 37
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Report of the Royal Commission on the mining industry
(File size: 75 MB)
Chairperson: Charles K. Thomas
13/02/1925
12/06/1925
WAGG No. 8, 13 February 1925, p. 268
Tabled Paper 3/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the contracts and transactions of the State Saw Mills
Chairperson: John A. Northmore
26/03/1925
WAGG No. 14, 27 March 1925, p. 601
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into conditions prevailing in the wholesale and retail trades in articles of food of general consumption
Chairperson: Alexander J. Reid
13/05/1925
WAGG No. 21, 15 May 1925, p. 875
Extra members appointed 3 June 1925 SEE WAGG No. 24, 5 June 1925, p. 1059
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the circumstances leading to the dismissal from the Police Force of Constable Lambert Chairperson: Archibald E. Burt
20/01/1926
WAGG No. 4, 25 January 1926, p. 137
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Royal Commission of inquiry into alleged killing and burning of bodies of Aborigines in East Kimberley and into police methods when effecting arrests
(File size: 23.2 MB)
Chairperson: George T. Wood
26/01/1927
21/05/1927
WAGG No. 7, 4 February 1927, p. 293
Tabled Paper 3/1927 13th/1st 1927 - Vol I
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Report of Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the meat industry in Western Australia, 1928
(File size: 92 MB)
Chairperson: Michael P. Durack
24/04/1928
29/09/1928
WAGG No. 20, 27 April 1928, p. 1023
Tabled Paper 14/192 13th/3rd 1928 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the circumstances relating to the complaint made by Denzil John Wilson of the alleged writing and publication by Venetia Dillon of certain defamatory matter concerning Elizabeth Dyer and Denzil John Wilson, and the arrest and commitment for trial of Venetia Dillon
Chairperson: Thomas P. Draper
26/02/1929
WAGG No. 10, 1 March 1929, p. 639


1931 - 1940
Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the coal mining industry of Western Australia Part I
(File size: 26 MB)
Chairperson: Hyman Herman
27/01/1931
20/02/1931
WAGG No. 5, 30 January 1931, p. 159
Tabled Paper 21/1930-31 14th/1st 1930-31 - Vol III
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the coal mining industry of Western Australia Part II
(File size: 64.3 MB)
Chairperson: Hyman Herman
27/01/1931
09/01/1933
WAGG No. 5, 30 January 1931, p. 159
Tabled Paper 2/1933 15th/1st 1933 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the disabilities affecting the agricultural industry of Western Australia
(File size: 13.5 MB)
Chairperson: A.H. Dickson
26/05/1931
31/07/1931
WAGG No. 25, 29 May 1931, p. 1331
Tabled Paper 22/1930-31 14th/1st 1930-31 - Vol III
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the transactions in Western Australia of Land and Homes (WA) Ltd
Chairperson: John P. Dwyer
17/08/1931
24/11/1931
WAGG No. 41, 17 August 1931, p. 1823
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Report of the Royal Commission on the administration and application of the regulations under the Stock Diseases Act, 1895
(File size: 2.11 MB)
Chairperson: Max Henry
27/10/1931
16/08/1932
WAGG No. 57, 30 October 1931, p. 2319
Tabled Paper 1/1932 14th/2nd 1932 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on dairy farming in the South-West
(File size: 4.35 MB)
Chairperson: Alfred Yeates
04/02/1932
15/06/1932
WAGG No. 8, 12 February 1932, p. 211
Tabled Paper 4/1932 14th/2nd 1932 - Vol I
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Agricultural Bank Royal Commission report
(File size: 10.4 MB)
Chairperson: Harry Hale
19/09/ 1933
25/05/1934
WAGG No. 47, 3 October 1933, p. 1543
Tabled Paper 1/1934 15th/3rd 1934 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on stored wheat for 1929-30 season together with appendices
(File size: 2.38 MB)
Chairperson: Samuel Bennett
16/11/1933
05/03/1934
WAGG No. 54, 17 November 1933, p. 1784
Tabled Paper 2/1934 15th/3rd 1934 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to investigate, report and advise upon matters in relation to the condition and treatment of Aborigines
(File size: 46.1 MB)
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
21/02/1934
24/01/1935
WAGG No. 11, 23 February 1934, p. 233
Tabled Paper 2/1935 15th/4th 1935 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on the Electoral Act, 1907- 1921 and other relative matters
(File size: 8.32 MB)
Chairperson: John C. Willcock
31/01/1935
26/07/1935
WAGG No. 5, 1 February 1935, p. 173
Tabled Paper 6/1935 15/4th 1935 - Vol II
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Bulk handling of wheat Royal Commission report
(File size: 50.5 MB)
Chairperson: William C. Angwin
23/01/1935
31/07/1935
WAGG No. 4, 25 January 1935, p. 127
Tabled Paper 5/1935 15th/4th 1935 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on money-lending and hire-purchase traders
(File size: 868 KB)
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
02/07/1936
26/08/1936
WAGG No. 35, 10 July 1936, p. 1023
Tabled Paper 12/1936 16th/1st 1936 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commission on Claremont Hospital for the Insane (Custody of Criminally Insane Persons)
(File size: 303 KB)
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
17/11/1936
15/12/1936
WAGG No. 59, 20 November 1936, p. 1901
Tabled Paper 1/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol I
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Royal Commission investigating certain charges of corruption - report of Royal Commissioner
(File size: 2.84 MB)
Chairperson: Percy L. Hart
24/12/1936
08/02/1937
WAGG No. 2, 12 January 1937, p. 25
Tabled Paper 3/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol I
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Report of the Commissioners : dividing the state of Western Australia into fifty districts for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly
(File size: 4.90 MB)
Chairperson: John A. Northmore
1937
30/11/1937
Tabled Paper 19/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commissioner on youth employment and the apprenticeship system
(File size: 188 MB)
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
05/04/1937
28/02/1938
Tabled Paper 4/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol I
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Honorary Royal Commission on light lands and poison-infested lands
(File size: 1.92 MB)
Chairperson: Charles G. Latham
14/04/1938
01/09/1938
WAGG No. 19, 22 April 1938, p. 557
Tabled Paper 11/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commissioner appointed to inquire into the Heathcote Mental Reception Home and the administration of mental hospitals generally
(File size: 1.94 MB)
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
06/09/1938
30/11/1938
WAGG No. 42, 9 September 1938, p. 1433
Tabled Paper 24/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commissioners on the South-West national power scheme
(File size: 784 KB)
Chairperson: Frank E. Shaw
03/11/1938
02/08/1940
WAGG No. 54, 11 November 1938, p. 1941
Tabled Paper 6/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the administration of the Municipal Council of the City of Perth (1938)
(File size: 991 KB)
Chairperson: Howard S. Raphael
25/05/1938
09/11/1938
WAGG No. 25, 27 May 1938, p. 785
Tabled Paper 20/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commissioner on stored wheat
(File size: 3.03 MB)
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
08/02/1940
09/10/1940
WAGG No. 6, 9 February 1940, p. 208
Tabled Paper 15/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and ascertain the cause of recent "Creep" at the Proprietory Coal Mine at Collie
Chairperson: Richard C. Wilson
22/02/1940
WAGG No. 10, 1 March 1940, p. 293
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Report of the Royal Commission on coal supplies and development in the Collie coalfields, 1940
(File size: 21.5 MB)
Chairperson: Richard C. Wilson
06/03/1940
18/11/1940
WAGG No. 11, 8 March 1940, p. 323
Tabled Paper 20/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the financial and economic position of the pastoral industry in the leasehold areas in Western Australia
(File size: 8.87 MB)
Chairperson: Wallace V. Fyfe
29/03/1940
24/10/1940
Tabled Paper 17/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II


1941 - 1950
Report of the Royal Commissioner on the administration of the University of Western Australia
(File size: 16.4 MB)
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
19/03/1941
14/04/1942
WAGG No. 13, 21 March 1941, p. 347
Tabled Paper 20/1941-42 17th/3rd 1941-42 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commission on the provisions of the Companies Bill with appendices
(File size: 17.2 MB)
Chairperson: Emil Nulsen
09/07/1941
29/07/1941
WAGG No. 32, 11 July 1941, p. 905
Tabled Paper 5/1941-42 17th/3rd 1941-42 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the care and reform of youthful delinquents
(File size: 461 KB)
Chairperson: Sir Hal P. Colebatch
11/05/1943
10/08/1943
WAGG No. 21, 14 May 1943, p. 463
Tabled Paper 1/1943 17th/5th 1943 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commissioner Mr. J.E. Shillington on personal covenants in mortgages of land
(File size: 2.30 MB)
Chairperson: John E. Shillington
11/01/1945
30/10/1945
WAGG No. 3, 19 January 1945, p. 41
Tabled Paper 121/1945 18th/2nd 1945 - Vol II
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Report of Royal Commission on the Vermin Act
(File size: 1.93 MB)
Chairperson: Arthur F. Watts
02/05/1945
17/05/1945
WAGG No. 19, 4 May 1945, p. 413
Tabled Paper 81/1945 18th/2nd 1945 - Vol II
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Royal Commission to inquire into and ascertain the names, addresses and descriptions of the next-of-kin of Leslie Adamson fomerly of 42 Park St, Kalgoorlie, but late of the SS Meropi, fireman, deceased, who died through enemy action on 15th February 1942
Chairperson: Leslie W. Stotter
07/06/1945
WAGG No. 27, 15 June 1945, p. 549
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Australian Standard Garratt Locomotive
(File size: 8.05 MB)
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
18/10/1945
29/08/1946
WAGG No. 50, 19 October 1945, p. 1005
Tabled Paper 97/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commissioner appointed to inquire into the administration, conduct and control of the sport of trotting in the state of Western Australia
(File size: 1.68 MB)
Chairperson: Charles McLean
06/03/1946
19/06/1946
WAGG No. 11, 15 March 1946, p. 249
Tabled Paper 96/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
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Honorary Royal Commission into proper and efficient housing accomodation of saw mill employees engaged in the timber industry
Chairperson: Herbert H. Styants
03/04/1946
WAGG No. 15, 29 March, 1946, p. 309
Tabled Paper 137/1946 18th/3rd 1946
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Report of the Royal Commission on the development of the outports of the state
(File size: 1.59 MB)
Chairperson: Herbert H. Styants
03/04/1946
01/08/1946
WAGG No. 16, 5 April 1946, p. 329-330 - Earlier RC established 25 March 1946 in WAGG No 15, 29 March 1946, p. 309-310- Revoked 3 April 1946 SEE WAGG No. 16, 5 April 1945, p. 329- 330
Tabled Paper 142/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Western Australian coal mines
Chairperson: William J. Wallwork
17/04/1947
WAGG No. 18, 18 April 1946, p. 365
Tabled Paper 171/1947 19th/1st 1947
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Report of Royal Commission on wheat marketing and stabilisation Western Australia - May, 1947
(File size: 1.10 MB)
Chairperson: John S. Teasdale
05/02/1947
14/05/1947
WAGG No. 7, 7 February 1947, p. 201
Tabled Paper 8/1947 19th/1st 1947 - Vol I
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Second interim report of the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into (inter-alia) the supply of local coal to the Western Australian government railways
(File size: 809 KB)
Chairperson: Alexander J. Gibson
26/06/1947
01/12/1947
WAGG No. 32, 4 July 1947, p. 1213
Tabled Paper 6/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
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First interim report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Midland Junction Workshops of the Western Australian Government Railways
(File size: 1 MB)
Chairperson: Alexander J. Gibson
26/06/1947
28/08/1947
WAGG No. 32, 4 July 1947, p. 1213
Tabled Paper 109/1947 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on workers' compensation
(File size: 1.14 MB)
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
23/07/1947
15/04/1948
WAGG No. 35, 25 July 1947, p. 1315
Tabled Paper 12/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the management, workings and control of the Western Australian Government Railways
(File size: 9.09 MB)
Chairperson: Alexander J. Gibson
28/08/1947
18/12/1947
WAGG No. 43, 5 September 1947, p. 1698
Terms of reference enlarged 22 October 1947 See WAGG No. 50, 24 October 1947, p. 1945
Tabled Paper 10/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
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Report of Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the financial and economic position of the milk industry in Western Australia
(File size: 612 KB)
Chairperson: William E. Stannard
05/11/1947
28/01/1948
WAGG No. 53, 7 November 1947, p. 2059
Tabled Paper 5/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
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Report of the Royal Commission on the State Housing Commission
(File size: 1 MB)
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
07/11/1947
25/03/1948
WAGG No. 53, 7 November 1947, p. 2059
Tabled Paper 13/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into an extension of the existing municipal boundaries of the municipalities of Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Kalgoorlie or Northam or of Albany or Geraldton
Chairperson: Emanuel H. Rosman
09/12/1947
WAGG No. 59, 12 December 1947, p. 2251 Terms of Reference Enlarged SEE WAGG No. 1, 9 January 1948, p. 1- Terms of Reference Enlarged SEE WAGG No. 21, 21 May 1948 p. 1089
Tabled Paper 65/1949 19th/2nd 1949
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Report of Royal Commission on betting
(File size: 2.19 MB)
Chairperson: Charles McLean
12/03/1948
08/07/1948
WAGG No. 12, 19 March 1948, p. 627
Tabled Paper 18/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol II
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into some aspects of the administration of the Police Force of Western Australia under the Commissioner of Police
(File size: 1.34 MB)
Chairperson: C.H. Book
17/11/1948
09/03/1949
WAGG No. 59, 19 November 1948, p. 2755/ Amended the Commission dated 2 December 1948 and was published in WAGG No. 62, 3 December 1948, p. 2887
Tabled Paper 66/1949 [29/1949] 19th/2nd 1949 - Vol II
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Report of Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the fishing industry of Western Australia
(File size: 5.41 MB)
Chairperson: Hugh A. Leslie
26/01/1949
27/10/1949
WAGG No. 7, 4 February 1949, p. 233
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Report of Royal Commission to enquire into bran, pollard and stock food concentrates
(File size: 63 MB)
Chairperson: Leslie C. Nimmo
29/06/1949
WAGG No. 34, 1 July 1949, p. 1409
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Report of the Royal Commission on Local Government Bill
(File size: 2.76 MB)
Chairperson: A.E. White
27/01/1950
24/10/1950
WAGG No. 9, 3 February 1950, p. 199
Changes to Membership SEE WAGG No. 48, 19 May 1950, p. 1075 - 1951
Tabled Paper 78/1951 20th/2nd 1951 - Vol II
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into alleged cases of brutality at the Claremont Mental Hospital
Chairperson: Adrian H. Curlewis
20/03/1950
WAGG No. 31, 24 March 1950, p. 709


1951 - 1960
Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon forestry and timber matters in Western Australia
(File size: 6.98 MB)
Chairperson: G. J. Rodger
14/03/1951
14/12/1951
WAGG No. 25, 22 March 1951, p. 613
Amended on 11 July 1951 and published on WAGG No. 68, 20 July 1951, p. 2049
Tabled Paper 85/1952 20th/4th 1952 - Vol III
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Honorary Royal Commission to inquire into the effect generally of the application of lime with super upon the fertility of the soil
(File size: 364 KB)
Chairperson: John M. Hearman
12/09/1951
14/10/1952
Tabled Paper 176/1952 20th/4th 1952 - Vol III
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Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the efficacy of the agricultural practices of Mr Eric Farleigh
Chairperson: John M. Hearman
24/10/1951
WAGG No. 105, 26 October 1951, p. 2837
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission on the Town Planning and Development Act Amendment Bill 1951
(File size: 952 KB)
Chairperson: Harry Hearn
26/03/1952
07/07/1952
WAGG No. 38, 4 April 1952, p. 799
Tabled Paper 70, 71/1952 20th/4th 1952 - Vol III
Report of the Honorary Royal Commission on the Town Planning and Development Act Amendment Bill 1951 - Report of Evidence
(File size 125 MB)
Chairperson: Harry Hearn
Report of Royal Commission on kindergartens 13th August, 1952
(File size: 1.27 MB)
Chairperson: Robert R. McDonald
13/08/1952
29/03/1953
WAGG No. 86, 22 August 1952, p. 1967
Tabled Paper 5/1953 21st/1st 1953 - Vol III
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Report of Royal Commission into allegations against Snowden and Willson Proprietary Limited, and Snowden and Willson (Housebuilders) Proprietary Limited
(File size: 1.58 MB)
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
12/12/1952
27/04/1953
WAGG No. 130, 19 December 1952, p. 2933. Later amended on 28 January 1953 and published on WAGG No. 12, 30 January 1953, p. 215
Tabled Paper 6/1953 21st/1st 1953 - Vol III
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon allegations of bribery in the Western Australian Transport Board
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
02/09/1953
WAGG No. 83, 4 September 1953, p. 1637
Tabled Paper 61/1954 21st/3rd 1954 - Vol
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Report of Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of eggs
(File size: 3.92 MB)
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
04/05/1955
25/11/1955
WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875
Tabled Paper 231/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
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Report of Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of onions
(File size: 2 MB)
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith

04/05/1955
22/11/1955
WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875
Tabled Paper 232/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Report of the Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of potatoes
(File size: 3.74 MB)
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
04/05/1955
16/11/1955
WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875
Tabled Paper 239/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
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Report of Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of potatoes, onions and eggs
(File size: 156 KB)
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
04/05/1955
16/11/1955
WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission into matters relating to the retailing of motor spirits and accessories
(File size: 16 MB)
Chairperson: Leslie C. Diver
12/01/1956
09/10/1956
WAGG No. 9, 20 January 1956, p. 319
Tabled Paper 188/1956 Corrigendum to the Report (1956)-10 / 1957 22nd/1st 1956 - Vol III
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the War Service Land Settlement Scheme in Western Australia
(File size: 3.3 MB)
Chairperson: Leslie A. Logan
20/12/1956
11/04/1957
WAGG No. 104, 28 December 1956, p. 3005
Tabled Paper 161/1957 22nd/2nd 1957 - Vol IV
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Report of Honorary Royal Commission on restrictive trade practices and legislation
(File size: 3.16 MB)
Chairperson: Arthur F. Watts
01/02/1957
07/11/1957
WAGG No. 10, 8 February 1957, p. 235
Amended on 3 April 1957 and published on WAGG No. 31, 5 April 1957, p. 1027
Tabled Paper 250/1957 22nd/2nd 1957 - Vol IV
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Report of the Royal Commission on betting
(File size: 4.17 MB)
Chairperson: George C. Ligertwood
18/06/1959
04/12/1959
WAGG No. 48, 19 June 1959, p. 1646
Tabled Paper 91 / 1960 23rd/2nd 1960 - Vol IV
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into administration of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
19/06/1957
WAGG No. 58, 21 June 1957, p. 1979
Amended on 26 November 1958 and published on WAGG No. 101, 5 December 1958, p. 3155 / Amended on 29 April 1959 and published on WAGG No. 36, 8 May 1959, p. 1185
Tabled Paper Interim Reports 200/1957, 269/1957; Interim Reports Nos.1,4&5 146/1958, No.6 192/1958, No.7 220/1958 ; 164/1959, 165/1959, 166/1959
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the provisions of the Natural Therapists Bill
(File size: 4.52 MB)
Chairperson: Hugh N. Guthrie
10/02/1960
23/08/1961
WAGG No. 12, 12 February 1960, p. 339
Tabled Paper 203/1961 23rd/3rd 1961 - Vol III
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into bribery or inducements offered to members of Parliament to vote against or not to vote for the Totalisator Agency Board Betting Bill 1960
Chairperson: William J. Wallwork
24/11/1960
WAGG No. 98, 25 November 1960, p. 3779
Tabled Paper 203/1964 24th/3rd 1964


1961 - 1970
Report of evidence taken by Mr G. J. Rodger appointed on the 27th April 1961, as a Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon bush fires in Western Australia.
(File size: 3.47 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey J. Rodger
27/04/1961
18/08/1961
WAGG No. 37, 1 May 1961, p. 1057
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Report of the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into and report upon the bush fires of December, 1960 and January, February and March, 1961 in Western Australia. The measures necessary or desirable to prevent and control such fires and to protect life and property in the future and the basic requirements for an effective state fire emergency organisation
(File size: 6.37 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey J. Rodger
27/04/1961
18/08/1961
WAGG No. 37, 1 May 1961, p. 1057
Tabled Paper 199/1961 23rd/3rd 1961 - Vol III
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission on the Builders' Registration Act 1939-1959
(File size: 850 KB)
Chairperson: Norman E. Baxter
10/05/1961
01/06/1961
WAGG No. 41, 12 May 1961, p. 1149
Tabled Paper 142/1961 23rd/3rd 1961
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Report of the Royal Commission on procedures affecting financial returns from apple growing
(File size: 16.3 MB)
Chairperson: William C. Gillespie
12/09/1961
12/07/1962
WAGG No. 77, 15 September 1961, p. 2671
Tabled Paper 174/1962 24th/1st 1962 - Vol IV
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the Fisheries Act 1905- 1962 in its application to the crayfishing industry in particular
(File size: 781 KB)
Chairperson: Norman E. Baxter
25/02/1964
30/07/1964
WAGG No. 17, 28 February 1964, p. 910
Tabled Paper 256/1964 24th/3rd 1964 - Vol III
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Report of Royal Commission in relation to the safety of ships to which the Western Australian Marine Act, 1948-1962, applies and which proceed outside inland waters and those aboard them while at sea
(File size: 3.95 MB)
Chairperson: William J. Wallwork
18/03/1964
09/11/1964
WAGG No. 27, 20 March 1964, p. 1665
Amended on 19 August 1964 and published on WAGG No. 71, 21 August 1964, p. 2943
Tabled Paper /1965 25th/1st 1965 - Vol IV
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Report of the Royal Commission into certain allegations contained in newspaper articles referring to the operation of the Totalisator Agency Board, its staff, agents or administration
Chairperson: James H. Forrest
07/06/1967
02/11/1967
WAGG No. 52, 9 June 1967, p. 1545
Tabled Paper 272/1967 25th/3rd 1967 - Vol IV
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Report of the Royal Commissioner into all aspects of the trading activities of Wool Exporters Pty Ltd and associated companies and into the conduct of individuals and companies in certain respects and into certain complaints
(File size: 44 MB)
Chairperson: Francis T. Burt
09/10/1968
WAGG No. 99, 25 October 1968, p. 3149

1971 - 1980
Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into hire purchase and other agreements
(File size: 3.94 MB)
Chairperson: Walter R. McPharlin
03/11/1971
08/08/1972
WAGG No. 95, 5 November 1971, p. 4279
Tabled Paper 263/1972 27th/3rd 1972 - Vol V
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission of inquiry into the corridor plan for Perth
(File size: 2.34 MB)
Chairperson: Frederick R. White
09/02/1972
07/11/1972
WAGG No. 10, 11 February 1972, p. 267
Tabled Paper 484/1972 27th/3rd 1972 - Vol V

Report of the Royal Commission upon various allegations of assaults on or brutality to prisoners in Fremantle prison and of discrimination against Aboriginal or part-Aboriginal prisoners therein and upon certain other matters touching that prison, its inmates and staff.
(File size: 109 MB)
Chairperson: Robert E. Jones
20/09/1972
14/03/1973
WAGG No. 91, 22 September 1972, p. 3867
Tabled Paper 162/1973 27th/4th 1973 - Vol VI
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the treatment of alcohol and drug dependents in Western Australia
(File size: 2.14 MB)
Chairperson: Richard J. Williams
14/11/1972
01/05/1973
WAGG No. 106, 17 November 1972, p. 4379
Tabled Paper 168/1973 27th/4th 1973 - Vol VI
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Report of the Royal Commission upon all matters affecting the well being of persons of Aboriginal descent in Western Australia (with particular reference to their health, education, housing, social welfare, economic and group cultural needs) and to recommend such legislative, administrative, or other changes as are thought necessary
(File size: 289 MB)
Chairperson: Lyn C. Furnell
11/07/1973
24/07/1974
WAGG No. 53, 13 July 1973, p. 2651
Tabled Paper 192/1974 28th/1st 1974
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Report of the Royal Commission into metropolitan municipal district boundaries
(File size: 63.5 MB)
Chairperson: Laurence F. Johnson
07/08/1973
29/03/1974
WAGG No. 61, 10 August 1973, p. 3005
Tabled Paper 122/1974 28th/1st 1974
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Report of the Royal Commission on the State Government Insurance Office and legal restrictions upon the scope of its insurance business and certain matters associated with comprehensive motor vehicle insurance
(File size: 10.2 MB)
Chairperson: Desmond C. Heenan
20/11/1973
24/05/1974
WAGG No. 90, 30 November 1973, p. 4411
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Report of the Royal Commission into gambling
(File size: 19.9 MB)
Chairperson: Phillip R. Adams
11/12/1973
?/09/1974
WAGG No. 92, 14 December 1973, p. 4527
Tabled Paper 250/1974 28th/1st 1974 - Vol IV
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon matters relating to homosexuality.
(File size: 12.6 MB)
Chairperson: Richard J. Williams
16/01/1974
18/09/1974
WAGG No. 6, 18 January 1974, p. 123
Tabled Paper 317/1974 28th/1st 1974 - Vol IV
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Report Royal Commission on the Administration of the Stirling City Council Effluent Disposal Service
(File size: 3.32 MB)
Chairperson: Lawrence F. Johnson
27/02/1974
27/04/1974
WAGG No. 17, 1 March 1974, p. 647
Tabled Paper 147/1974 28th/1st 1974
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Report of the Royal Commission upon airline services in the state and related matters
(File size: 147 MB)
Chairperson: Reginald R. Sholl
18/07/1974
?/04/1975
WAGG No. 58, 26 July 1974, p. 2799
Tabled Paper 171/1975 28th/2nd 1975 - Vol IV
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Report of Laverton Royal Commission 1975-76
(File size: 29.9 MB)
Chairperson: Gresley D. Clarkson
23/04/1975
13/04/1976
WAGG No. 26, 2 May 1975, p. 1237
Tabled Paper 196/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII
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Report of Royal Commission concerning the trial of Baymis Ugle
(File size: 2.87 MB)
Chairperson: John E. Virtue
02/10/1975
05/01/1976
WAGG No. 66, 3 October 1975, p. 3757
Tabled Paper 01/1976
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Report of the Royal Commission into matters surrounding the administration of the law relating to prostitution
(File size: 66.8 MB)
Chairperson: John G. Norris
14/10/1975
?/06/1976
WAGG No. 68, 17 October 1975, p. 3861
Tabled Paper 323/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the marketing and distribution of beef and sheep meat products
(File size: 52.2 MB)
Chairperson: Albert V. Crane
17/12/1975
28/10/1976
WAGG No. 84, 19 December 1975, p. 4563
Tabled Paper 533/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII


1981 - 1990
Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into dairy products and market milk
(File size: 30.7 MB)
Chairperson: Barry R. Blaikie
16/02/1982
24/11/1982
WAGG No. 16, 26 February 1982, p. 631
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the Liquor Laws in WA
(File size: 42.9 MB)
Chairperson: John F. Syme
05/07/1983
08/06/1984
WAGG No. 50, 15 July 1983, p. 2544
Tabled Paper 74/1984 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the suitability of present laws relating to racing and trotting in Western Australia in their application to the allocation of surplus TAB monies as provided in the Totalisator Agency Betting Board Act 1960-70 in particular and other related acts and issues
(File size: 34.2 MB)
Chairperson: Norman E. Baxter
26/01/1983
06/06/1983
WAGG No. 6, 28 January 1983, p. 338
Tabled paper 76/1984 1984 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
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Royal Commission into Parliamentary Deadlocks, Volume 1
(File size: 3.23 MB)
Chairperson: Eric J. Edwards
24/07/1984
08/02/1985
WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
Tabled Paper 448 /1984-85 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
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Royal Commission into Parliamentary Deadlocks, Volume 2
(File size: 7.53 MB)
Chairperson: Eric J. Edwards
24/07/1984
08/02/1985
WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
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Royal Commission into Parliamentary Deadlocks, Volume 3, part 1
(File size: 28.3 MB)
Chairperson: Eric J. Edwards
24/07/1984
08/02/1985
WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
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Royal Commission into Parliamentary Deadlocks, Volume 3, part 2
(File size: 17.5 MB)
Chairperson: Eric J. Edwards
24/07/1984
08/02/1985
WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
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Report of the Honorary Royal Commission into the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
(File size: 14.3 MB)
Chairperson: Alexander A. Lewis
November 1985
Tabled paper 324/1985 31st/3rd - Vol V
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Royal Commission into grain storage, handling and transport
Volume 1: Report
(File size: 326 MB)
Volume 2: Supporting Papers
(File size: 57 MB)
Chairperson: James M. McColl
Volume 3: Supporting Papers
(File size: 52 MB)
04/11/1986
February 1988
WAGG No. 133, 7 November 1986, p. 4139
Tabled paper 9/1988
1991 - 2000
Royal Commission commercial activities of Government vol. 1
(File size: 870 KB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
08/01/1991
12/11/1992
WAGG No. 4, 8 January 1991, p. 37
Tabled paper 449, 570/1992
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Royal Commission commercial activities of government vol. 2
(File size: 1.18 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission commercial activities of government vol. 3
(File size: 1.27 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission commercial activities of government vol. 4
(File size: 1.23 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission commercial activities of government vol. 5
(File size: 1.34 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission commercial activities of government vol. 6
(File size: 468 KB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Report of the Royal Commission into Commercial Activities of Government and other matters Part II
(File size: 498 KB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy

Report of the Royal Commission into use of executive power
(File size: 408 KB)
Chairperson: Kenneth H. Marks
09/05/1995
November 1995
WAGG No. 60, 12 May 1995, p. 1835
Membership enlarged 9 May 1995 SEE WAGG No. 79, 20 June 1995, p. 2402
Tabled Paper 720/1995
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Royal Commission into the City of Wanneroo
(File size: 2.19 MB)
Chairperson: Roger K. Davis
12/03/1996
25/09/1997
WAGG No. 35, 12 March 1996, p. 915 - Terms of Reference amended 7 May 1996 See WAGG No. 61, 8 May 1996, p. 1967 - Terms of Reference amended 8 October 1996 See WAGG No. 148, 8 October 1996, p. 5319 - Tabled LA on 11 November 1997 [See paper No 880A-D] Interim Report, 30 August 1996
Tabled Paper 468/1996
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Royal Commission into the City of Wanneroo interim report – August 1996
(File size: 42 MB)
Chairperson: Roger K. Davis
2001 -2010
Royal Commission into the Finance Broking Industry
(File size: 4.39 MB)
Chairperson: Ian D. Temby
11/06/2001
21/12/2001
WAGG No. 113, 15 June 2001, p. 3002
Tabled Paper 1160/2001-2002
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Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal Conduct by Western Australian Police officer: Final report Volume 1, part 1
(File size: 928 KB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
12/12/2001
30/01/2004
WAGG No. 257, 28 December 2001, p. 6726
Tabled Paper 1020/2001-2002
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Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal Conduct by Western Australian Police officer: Final report Volume 1, part 2
(File size: 985 KB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal Conduct by Western Australian Police officer: Final report Volume 1, part 3
(File size: 1.02 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal Conduct by Western Australian Police officer: Final report Volume 2, part 1
(File size: 1.09 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
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Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal Conduct by Western Australian Police officer: Final report Volume 2, part 2
(File size: 973 KB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy

Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal conduct by Western Australian police officer: Interim report
(File size: 1.02 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
20/12/2002
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Royal Commission into whether there has been any corrupt or criminal conduct by any Western Australian police officer: Final report From 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004
(File size: 2.29 MB)
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy

Pre 1890 Inquiries


Report of a commission appointed by His Excellency the Governor to inquire into the treatment of Aboriginal native prisoners of the crown in this colony: and also in certain other matters relative to Aboriginal natives
1884
(File size: 3.32 MB)



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