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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
Pre 1890 Inquiries
Commission to inquire into the treatment of Aboriginal native prisoners of the crown in this colony : and also into certain other matters relative to Aboriginal natives
Chairperson: J. Forrest
Report
(File size: 3.32 MB)
21/09/188312/09/1884WAGG No. 47, 25 September 1883, p. 381Tabled paper 32/1884
1890-1899
Commission on agriculture
Chairperson: H. W. Venn
Final Report
(File size: 15.15 MB)
14/9/188720/3/1891Tabled Paper 1/1891-92
Cold Storage Commission
Former title: Royal Commission on preservation, carriage, and storage of perishable foods.
Chairperson: Charles Harper
Report
(File size: 10.22 MB)
24/03/189208/12/1892WAGG No. 16, 24 March 1892, p. 217Tabled Paper A8/1892-93 1st/3rd 1892-93 - Vol I
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Commission appointed to inquire into the condition and organisation of the Railway Workshops at Fremantle
Chairperson: George Randell
Report
(File size: 26.6 MB)
17/05/189305/10/1893WAGG No. 25, 18 May 1893, p. 540Tabled paper A26/1893
Commission appointed to inquire into the operation of the existing customs tariff of the Colony
Chairperson: Charles Harper
Report
(File size: 38.23 MB)
11/04/189318/07/1893WAGG No. 17, 13 April 1893, p. 367Tabled Paper 22/1893 1st/1st 1893 - Vol I
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The Civil Service Commission
Chairperson: M F A Canning
Report
(File size: 257 MB)
13/04/189402/10/1894 & 11/06/1896WAGG No. 18, 27 April 1894, p. 408-409Tabled paper 21/1894 - Vol. 2
Tabled Paper 15/1896 2nd/3rd-4th 1896 - Vol I
Commission appointed to inquire into the fencing laws of Colony
Chairperson: Harry Bruce Lefroy
Report
(File size: 3.58 MB)
07/12/189512/06/1895 & 12/06/1896WAGG No. 62, 13 December 1895, p. 1927Tabled Paper 11/1896 2nd/3rd-4th 1896 - Vol I
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Royal Commission for auriferous resources
Chairperson: Edward H. Wittenoom
18/08/1897WAGG 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
Chairperson: James Lee Steere
Report
(File size: 6.28 MB)
13/03/189714/07/1897WAGG No. 17, 19 March 1897, p. 503Tabled Paper 4/1897 3rd/1st 1897
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 161 MB)
18/08/189723/05/1898Tabled Paper 26/1898 3rd/3rd 1898 - Vol I-II
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
02/09/1897WAGG 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
09/12/1897WAGG 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
Chairperson: H. W. Venn
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
30/06/1897 &
09/12/1897
23/12/1898WAGG No. 36, 2 July 1897, p. 1279 / WAGG No. 58, 5 Nov 1897, p. 2349

WAGG No. 64, 10 December 1897, p. 2711 (W. Venn appointed as chairman, F.H. Piesse resigned and G.R. Johnson new member of the Royal Commission)
Tabled Paper 2/1899 3rd/4th 1899 - Vol I
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Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chairperson: Cornthwaite H. Rason
18/08/189723/05/1898WAGG No. 9, 18 February 1898, p. 406 (Extension of time for the Report of the Royal Commission and Resignation of a member)

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
Report
(File size: 74.7 MB)
07/09/189814/06/1899WAGG No. 51, 9 September 1898, p. 2615

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
09/02/1899WAGG No.6, 10 February 1899, p. 449
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Royal Commission on the postal and telegraphic service of Western Australia
Chairperson: Timothy F. Quinlan
Report with minutes of evidence
(File size: 320 MB)
01/02/189925/10/1899WAGG No. 5, 3 February 1899, p. 373Tabled 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
23/08/189929/11/1899WAGG No. 38, 25 August 1899, p. 2711Tabled paper A22/1899
1900 - 1910
Royal Commission on the Railway and Customs Departments of Western Australia
Chairperson: Richard Speight
Reports with appendices, and notes of the evidence
(File size: 444.3 MB)
30/11/190027/06/1901WAGG No.70, 7 December 1900, p. 4575Tabled Paper 27/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol II
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland07/11/1900WAGG No. 65, 9 November 1900, p. 4115-4116
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chairperson: First RC Harry Whitall Venn ; Second RC Edward H. Wittenoom in London
03/01/1901WAGG 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
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland07/03/1901WAGG No.20, 8 March 1901, p. 989 (G.W.Hall appointed as Executive Commissioner and new appointments as Honorary Commissioners)
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chairperson: Harry Whittall Venn
13/03/1901WAGG No.21, 15 March 1901, p. 1063-1064
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chairperson: Harry Whittall Venn
14/03/1901WAGG No.21, 15 March 1901, p. 1073 (Harry Whittall Venn appointed as Executive Commissioner)
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland15/04/1901WAGG No.28, 19 April 1901, p. 1486 (New appointments for Honorary Commissioners)
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland23/04/1901WAGG No.31, 26 April 1901, p. 1556 (Joseph Herbert Wales appointed as Executive Commissioner)
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland04/07/1901WAGG No.45, 5 July 1901, p. 2611 (Two new appointments as Honorary Members: G.F. Moore and A. Russell)
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland01/08/1901WAGG No.51, 2 August 1901, p. 2939 (RC cancel the appointment of Alexander J. Russell as Honorary Commissioner to one as Executive Commissioner)
Royal Commission on the Collie Coal Dispute
Chairperson: John W. Croft
Report
(File size: 9.13 MB)
14/02/190104/03/1901Tabled Paper 16/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol II
Royal Commission of inquiry into the rabbit question
Chairperson: Robert E. Bush
Report, Minutes of Proceedings, and Minutes of Evidence
(File size: 73.3 MB)
18/02/190121/03/1901WAGG No. 16, 22 February 1901, p. 743-744Tabled Paper 10/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol I
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland5/09/1902WAGG No.59, 5 September 1902, p. 3728 (Both Royal Commissions dated on 29 December 1900 and 13 March 1901 were disolved)
Royal Commission on allegation regarding Mr. Justice Parker
Chairperson: Chief Justice Edward A. Stone
Report
(File size: 56.6 MB)
8/10/1902WAGG No.66, 10 October 1902, p. 4027Tabled Paper 25/1902 4th/2nd 1902 - Vol II
Royal Commission on metropolitan water supply and sewerage disposal
Chairperson: C.S.R. Palmer
20/08/1902WAGG No.79, 5 December 1902, p. 4497
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
06/03/1902WAGG No.17, 7 March 1902, p. 898
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
12/03/1902WAGG No.19, 14 March 1902, p. 1039 (The previous RC on 6 March was canceled and was issued this commission in lieu)
Royal Commission to classify and reorganise the public service
Chairperson: Frederick Horatio Bruford
Progress reports (one to five)
(File size: 180 MB)
11/06/1902WAGG No.42, 20 June 1902, p. 2705Tabled Paper 6/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol I-II
Sixth progress report
(File size: 19.14 MB)
Tabled Paper 13/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol II
Seventh progress report
(File size: 22.56 MB)
Tabled Paper 14/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol II
Eighth progress report
(File size: 10.4 MB)
Tabled Paper 27/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol II
Ninth progress report
(File size: 19.68 MB)
Tabled Paper 33/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol II
Tenth progress report
(File size: 19.74 MB)
Tabled Paper 35/1903-04 4th/3rd 1903-04 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the conduct and completion of the Coolgardie water scheme
Chairperson: Charles Harper
Report
(File size: 43.5 MB)
26/02/190222/07/1902WAGG No.16, 28 February 1902, p. 827Tabled Paper 11/1902 4th/2nd 1902 - Vol I-II
Royal Commission on forestry
Chairperson: Charles Harper
First progress report
(File size: 42.4 MB)
22/04/190306/08/1903WAGG 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
Final Report
(File size: 9 MB)
22/04/190319/05/1904Tabled Paper 11/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into matters pertaining to the Boulder Deep Levels Limited, Kalgoorlie
Chairperson: Edmond P. Dowley
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size: 27.84 MB)
22/06/190430/11/1904Tabled Paper A13/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the immigration of non-British labour
Chairperson: Alexander Montgomery
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence

(File size: 21.52 MB)
25/05/190416/11/1904WAGG No.31, 27 May 1904, p. 1371Tabled Paper A7/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the ventilation and sanitation of mines
Chairperson: Alexander Montgomery
Report
(File size 84 MB)
20/04/190425/02/1905WAGG No.22, 22 April 1904, p. 1047Tabled Paper 6/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into matters pertaining to Great Boulder Perseverance Gold Mining Company Limited, Kalgoorlie
Chairperson: Edmond P. Dowley
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 15 MB)
31/08/190431/12/1904Tabled Paper 3/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the condition of the natives
Chairperson: Walter E. Roth
Report
(File size: 35.1 MB)
31/08/190429/12/1904Tabled Paper 5/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the Collie Coalfield
Chairperson: Robert L. Jack
31/08/190402/05/1905WAGG No.51, 2 September 1904, p. 2366Tabled Paper 9/1905.
Royal Commission on ocean freights, etc.
Chairperson: Arthur J. Diamond
Report together with appendices
(File size 22.7 MB)
24/01/190515/05/1905WAGG No.11, 10 February 1905, p. 303Tabled Paper 8/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission on immigration
Chairperson: Charles Harper
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 57.2 MB)
06/02/190518/07/1905WAGG No. 11, 10 February 1905, p. 303Tabled Paper 17/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol II
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
08/02/1906WAGG No. 10, 9 February 1906, p. 435
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into an alleged prevalence of gold stealing
Chairperson: Alexander E. Barker
22/08/1906WAGG No. 55, 24 August 1906, p. 2711
Royal Commission on charges made against high officials in the service of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Robert F. McMillan
Report
(File size 44.28 MB)
15/09/190604/10/1906WAGG No. 63, 28 September 1906, p. 2935Tabled Paper A6/1906 6th/2nd 1906 - Vol II
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
13/03/1907WAGG No. 15, 15 March 1907, p. 865
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
13/03/1907WAGG No. 17, 22 March 1907, p. 937
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
04/12/1907WAGG No. 64, 13 December 1907, p. 4012
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
11/12/1907WAGG No. 64, 13 December 1907, p. 4012
Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the meat supply
Chairperson: R.W. Pennefather
Report
(File size 396 MB)
21/08/190818/12/1908WAGG No. 45, 21 August 1908, p. 2371Tabled Paper 21/1908-09 7th/1st 1908-09 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the establishment of a university
Chairperson: John W. Hackett
Report
(File size 36.5 MB)
06/01/190908/09/1910WAGG No. 7, 5 February 1909, p. 203Tabled Paper 11/1910-11 7th/3rd 1910-11 - Vol II
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
23/06/190910/07/1909WAGG No. 36, 25 June 1909, p. 1933Tabled Paper 3/1909 7th/2nd 1909 - Vol I
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
16/02/1910WAGG No. 9, 25 February 1910, p. 58
Royal Commission on pulmonary diseases amongst miners
Chairperson: John H. Cumpston
Report together with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 91.87 MB)
02/03/191004/10/1910WAGG No. 10, 4 March 1910, p. 650Tabled Paper 12/1910-11 7th/3rd 1910-11 - Vol II
Royal Commission into allegations of corruption in the administration of the Department of Lands and Surveys
Chairperson: Robert F. McMillan
01/11/1910WAGG 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
14/03/1911WAGG NO. 15, 17 March 1911, p. 1043
Royal Commission into the alleged scarcity of artisans in Western Australia
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
16/08/1911WAGG No. 43, 18 August 1911, p. 3502
Royal Commission on miners' lung diseases
Chairperson: Robert L. Jack
Report with minutes of evidence, appendices, illustrations
(File size 316 MB)
16/08/191105/12/1911WAGG No. 43, 18 August 1911, p. 3502Tabled Paper A6/1911-12 8th/1st 1911-12 - Vol II
Royal Commission on uniform standards for foods and drugs in the states of the Commonwealth of Australia
Chairperson: John A. Thompson
Report together with evidence and appendices
(File size 351 MB)
13/03/191226/06/1913WAGG No. 16, 15 March 1912, p. 1185Tabled Paper A2/1913 9th/3rd 1913 - Vol II
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
04/12/1912WAGG No. 67, 6 December 1912, p. 4868
Royal Commission on allegations of mismanagement of the State Steamship Service*
(Revoked)

Chairperson: Walter W. Alcock
21/05/1913WAGG No. 28, 23 May 1913, p.1855
Revoked WAGG No. 44, 15 August 1913, p. 3231
Royal Commission on the Collie Coal Industry
Chairperson: Walter G. Woolnough
Report together with appendices and map
(File size 295 MB)
17/03/191410/11/1916WAGG 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. 3707Tabled Paper 14/1916-17 9th/3rd 1916-17 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the Control of Trade in War Time Act
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
10/08/1914WAGG No. 39, 10 August 1914, p. 2903
Royal Commission of the Foodstuffs Commission Act 1914
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
09/09/1914WAGG No. 46, 11 September 1914, p. 3940
Royal Commission on the control and management of the State Implement Works
Chairperson: John A. Northmore
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size: 253.1 MB)
25/08/191520/10/1915WAGG No. 37, 27 August 1915, p. 3063Tabled Paper 19/1915 9th/2nd 1915 - Vol II
Royal Commission into Mining Company Agreements
Chairperson: John Darbyshire
02/09/1916WAGG No. 40, 8 September 1916, p.1591
Terms of reference extended 9 September - SEE WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623
Royal Commission on the agricultural industries of Western Australia
Chairperson: John O. Giles
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)
13/09/191622/11/1917WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623Tabled Paper 7, 10th/1st 1917-18 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the agricultural industries of Western Australia
Chairperson: John O. Giles
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)
13/09/191617/05/1918Tabled Paper 15/1917-18 10th/1st 1917-18 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the Mallee Belt and Esperance Lands
Chairperson: Charles E. Dempster
Report together with appendices and report of evidence
(File size: 78.9 MB)
13/09/191611/07/1917WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623Tabled Paper 5/1917 9th/4th 1917 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the conduct of Captain A. Williamson, pilot of the SS "Ulysses"
Chairperson: Algernon S. Canning
Report together with minutes of evidence and appendices
(File size: 8.29 MB)
13/12/191626/02/1917WAGG No. 57, 15 December 1916, p. 2217Tabled Paper 2/1917 9th/4th 1917 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the transactions between the Government of Western Australia and Mr. S. V. Nevanas in regard to the Wyndham Freezing Works
Chairperson: Robert Bruce Burnside
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size: 53.7 MB)
08/12/191629/06/1917WAGG No. 55, 8 December 1916, p. 2185Tabled Paper 4/1917 9th/4th 1917 - Vol I
Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon certain charges against the Resident Magistrate of the East Kimberley
Chairperson: Michael J. Calanchini
18/01/1917WAGG No. 3, 19 January 1917, p. 91
WAGG No. 4, 26 January 1917, p. 122
Royal Commission into the Postponement of Debts Act, 1914
Chairperson: Louis E. Shapcott
25/04/1917WAGG No. 19, 27 April 1917, p. 615
George W. Simpson resigned as Chairman on 26 April 1917
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
Chairperson: Edward O. G. Shann
Reports together with appendices
(File size 5.23 MB)
26/09/191721/02/1918WAGG No. 43, 28 September 1917, p. 1503
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the dismissal from the railway service of Hugh McLeod and his re-instatement
Chairperson: Algernon S. Canning
Report
(File size 1.7 MB)
Report of evidence
(File size 13.7 MB)
12/06/1918WAGG No. 25, 14 June 1918, p. 837
Royal Commission on the wheat marketing scheme
Chairperson: William C. Angwin
Interim report, principally dealing with the future operations and control of the scheme, together with minutes of evidence and appendices
(File size: 331 MB)
12/06/191824/09/1918WAGG No. 25, 14 June 1918, p. 837Tabled Paper 4/1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the wheat marketing scheme
Chairperson: William C. Angwin
Final report, principally concerning bulk storage and handling of wheat and gristing agreements

(File size 51.5 MB)
21/06/191810/12/1918Tabled Paper 16/1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into certain applications for licensed premises at Kulin and Perenjori
Chairperson: John Rooth
Report
(File size: 5.73 MB)
10/10/191806/11/1918WAGG No. 44, 18 October 1918, p. 1561Tabled Paper A5 /1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the death of Francis Andinach, in the Claremont Asylum
Chairperson: Robert B. Burnside
11/12/1918WAGG No. 55, 13 December 1918, p. 1843
Royal Commission on State Children and Charities Department
Chairperson: James M. Smith
Report
(File size: 16.97 MB)
23/12/191910/11/1920WAGG No. 1, 2 January 1920, p. 1Tabled Paper 18/1921-22 11th/1st 1921-22 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Prices Regulation Act, 1919
Chairperson: George Rae
Report
(File size: 6.83 MB)
05/01/1920WAGG 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the continued detention of Thomas Mable in the Hospital for the Insane at Claremont
Chairperson: Alfred B. Kidson
08/12/1920WAGG No. 69, 10 December 1920, p. 2165
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
Chairperson: Alfred B. Kidson
Report
(File size: 10.7 MB)
22/12/192015/03/1921WAGG No. 72, 24 December 1920, p. 2285Tabled 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
11/05/1921WAGG No. 22, 13 May 1921, p. 795
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
Report
(File size: 22.46 MB)
11/05/192122/07/1921WAGG No. 23, 20 May 1921, p. 911Tabled Paper 4/1921-22 11th/1st 1921-22 - Vol I
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
20/07/1921WAGG No. 34, 22 July 1921, p. 1260
Royal Commission in Lunacy
Chairperson: William E. Jones
Report and appendices
(File size: 1.94 MB)
28/09/192121/09/1922WAGG No. 49, 3 October 1921, p. 1817
Royal Commission on the Waroona-Lake Clifton Railway
Chairperson: Charles L. Stawell
Commissioner's report
(File size: 41 MB)
13/01/192220/03/1922WAGG No. 3, 13 January 1922, p. 67Tabled Paper 4/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the establishment of the settlement at Kendenup
Chairperson: William Grogan
Report
(File size: 15 MB)
18/01/192201/08/1922WAGG No. 5, 27 January 1922, p. 99Tabled Paper 10/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission on forestry
Chairperson: William G. Pickering
Report
(File size: 2.33 MB)
18/01/192208/11/1922WAGG No. 6, 31 January 1922, p. 137Tabled Paper 31/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol II
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
01/02/1922WAGG No. 8, 10 February 1922, p. 175
Honorary Royal Commission on the proposed metropolitan tramway extensions
Chairperson: Alexander M. Clydesdale
Report
(File size: 55.73 MB)
11/02/192224/07/1922WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250Tabled Paper 6/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Honorary Royal Commission into public hospitals
Chairperson: Frank E. Gibson
Report
(File size: 50.89 MB)
20/02/1922WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250Tabled Paper 13/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol II
Honorary Royal Commission into the effect of the Federal Compact upon the finances and industries of Western Australia
Chairperson: Edward H. Angelo
11/02/1922WAGG 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
Federation and Western Australia papers prepared by Edgar T. Owen, under treasurer of the state of Western Australia
(File size: 21.8 MB)
Royal Commission on licensing
Chairperson: Henry W. Mann
Report
(File size: 3.66 MB)
11/02/192207/07/1922WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250Tabled Paper 2/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission on railways
Chairperson: George W. Stead
Report
(File size: 9.62 MB)
18/02/192225/03/22
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17/07/1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 249Tabled Paper 7 / 1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon war relief funds
Chairperson: James S. Denton
Report
(File size: 411 KB)
20/09/192227/11/1923WAGG No. 50, 29 September 1922, p. 1841Tabled Paper 17/1926 12th/3rd 1926 - Vol II
Royal Commission into the retirement of Alfred Colenso Kessell from the public service and other matters
Report
(File size: 13 MB)
Appendices and transcript of evidence
(File size: 70 MB)
25/09/192212/12/1922WAGG No. 50, 29 December 1922, p. 1839
Royal Commission on repatriated soldiers of the A.I.F., under "The Discharged Soldiers' Settlement Act, 1918."
Chairperson: Arthur A. Wilson
Report
(File size: 23.4 MB)
09/03/192326/07/1923WAGG No. 12, 16 March 1923, p. 463Tabled Paper 3/1923 11th/3rd 1923 - Vol I
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
19/10/1923WAGG No. 50, 19 October 1923, p. 2061Tabled Paper 10/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Gosnells Estate Company
Chairperson: Walter M. Nairn
Report
(File size: 174 MB)
28/11/1923WAGG No. 59, 30 November 1923, p. 2321
Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Empire Gold-mining Syndicate
Chairperson: John E. Geary
28/11/1923WAGG No. 59, 30 November 1923, p. 2321 Terms of Reference Extended 23 January 1924 SEE WAGG No. 7, 1 February 1924, p. 141
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the operations of the government in connection with the purchase and development of the Peel and Bateman Estates
Chairperson: J.J. Holmes
Report
(File size: 41.4 MB)
28/12/192331/03/1924WAGG No. 1, 4 January 1924, p. 1Tabled Paper 1/1924 12th/1st 1924 - Vol I
Royal Commission into apprenticeships
Chairperson: Francis E. Walsh
12/01/1924WAGG No. 3, 14 January 1924, p. 53
Royal Commission into the functioning of the Jandakot Road Board
Chairperson: George Potter
23/01/1924WAGG No. 7, 1 February 1924, p. 141
Royal Commission on group settlement
Chairperson: Charles W. Harper
Report
(File size: 51.1 MB)
10/09/192409/06/1925WAGG No. 48, 12 September 1924, p. 1623Tabled Paper 5/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the metropolitan milk supply
Chairperson: James W. Burgess
Report and recommendations
(File size: 1.85 MB)
16/01/192522/06/1925WAGG No. 2, 16 January 1925, p. 37Tabled Paper 4/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
Royal Commission into the last illness and death of Constable George Ernest Hubbard
Chairperson: Alfred B. Kidson
13/01/1925WAGG No. 2, 16 January 1925, p. 37
Royal Commission on the mining industry
Chairperson: Charles K. Thomas
Report
(File size: 75 MB)
13/02/192512/06/1925WAGG No. 8, 13 February 1925, p. 268Tabled Paper 3/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I

Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the contracts and transactions of the State Saw Mills
Chairperson: John A. Northmore
26/03/1925WAGG 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
13/05/1925WAGG 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
20/01/1926WAGG No. 4, 25 January 1926, p. 137
Royal Commission of inquiry into alleged killing and burning of bodies of Aborigines in East Kimberley and into police methods when effecting arrests
Chairperson: George T. Wood
Report
(File size: 23.2 MB)
26/01/192721/05/1927WAGG No. 7, 4 February 1927, p. 293Tabled Paper 3/1927 13th/1st 1927 - Vol I
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Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the meat industry in Western Australia, 1928
Chairperson: Michael P. Durack
Report
(File size: 92 MB)
24/04/192829/09/1928WAGG No. 20, 27 April 1928, p. 1023Tabled Paper 14/1928 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
26/02/1929WAGG No. 10, 1 March 1929, p. 639
1931 - 1940
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the coal mining industry of Western Australia
Chairperson: Hyman Herman
Report together with minutes of evidence and appendices. Part I.
(File size: 26 MB)
27/01/193120/02/1931WAGG No. 5, 30 January 1931, p. 159Tabled Paper 21/1930-31 14th/1st 1930-31 - Vol III
Report together with minutes of evidence and appendices. Part II.
(File size: 64.3 MB)
27/01/193109/01/1933WAGG No. 5, 30 January 1931, p. 159Tabled Paper 2/1933 15th/1st 1933 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the disabilities affecting the agricultural industry of Western Australia
Chairperson: A.H. Dickson
Report
(File size: 13.5 MB)
26/05/193131/07/1931WAGG No. 25, 29 May 1931, p. 1331Tabled Paper 22/1930-31 14th/1st 1930-31 - Vol III
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the transactions in Western Australia of Land and Homes (WA) Ltd
Chairperson: John P. Dwyer
17/08/193124/11/1931WAGG No. 41, 17 August 1931, p. 1823
Royal Commission on the administration and application of the regulations under the Stock Diseases Act, 1895
Chairperson: Max Henry
Report
(File size: 1.5 MB)
27/10/193116/08/1932WAGG No. 57, 30 October 1931, p. 2319Tabled Paper 1/1932 14th/2nd 1932 - Vol I
Royal Commission on dairy farming in the South-West
Chairperson: Alfred Yeates
Report
(File size: 4.35 MB)
04/02/193215/06/1932WAGG No. 8, 12 February 1932, p. 211Tabled Paper 4/1932 14th/2nd 1932 - Vol I
The Agricultural Bank Royal Commission
Chairperson: Harry Hale
Report
(File size: 10.4 MB)
19/09/ 193325/05/1934WAGG No. 47, 3 October 1933, p. 1543Tabled Paper 1/1934 15th/3rd 1934 - Vol I
Royal Commission on stored wheat for 1929-30 season
Chairperson: Samuel Bennett
Report together with appendices
(File size: 2.39 MB)
16/11/193305/03/1934WAGG No. 54, 17 November 1933, p. 1784Tabled Paper 2/1934 15th/3rd 1934 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to investigate, report and advise upon matters in relation to the condition and treatment of Aborigines
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 31.97 MB)
21/02/193424/01/1935WAGG No. 11, 23 February 1934, p. 233Tabled Paper 2/1935 15th/4th 1935 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the Electoral Act, 1907-1921 and other relative matters
Chairperson: John C. Willcock
Report
(File size: 8.32 MB)
31/01/193526/07/1935WAGG No. 5, 1 February 1935, p. 173Tabled Paper 6/1935 15/4th 1935 - Vol II
The bulk handling of wheat Royal Commission
Chairperson: William C. Angwin
Report
(File size: 50 MB)
23/01/193531/07/1935WAGG No. 4, 25 January 1935, p. 127Tabled Paper 5/1935 15th/4th 1935 - Vol I
Royal Commission on money-lending and hire-purchase traders
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 866 KB)
02/07/193626/08/1936WAGG No. 35, 10 July 1936, p. 1023Tabled Paper 12/1936 16th/1st 1936 - Vol II
Royal Commission on Claremont Hospital for the Insane (custody of criminally insane persons)
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 300 KB)
17/11/193615/12/1936WAGG No. 59, 20 November 1936, p. 1901Tabled Paper 1/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol I
Royal Commission investigating certain charges of corruption
Chairperson: Percy L. Hart
Report
(File size: 2.85 MB)
24/12/193608/02/1937WAGG No. 2, 12 January 1937, p. 25Tabled Paper 3/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol I
Dividing the state of Western Australia into fifty districts for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly
Chairperson: John A. Northmore
Report of the Commissioners
(File size: 4.90 MB)
1937?30/11/1937Tabled Paper 19/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol II
Royal Commission on youth employment and the apprenticeship system
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 188 MB)
05/04/193728/02/1938Tabled Paper 4/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol I
Honorary Royal Commission on light lands and poison-infested lands
Chairperson: Charles G. Latham
Report
(File size: 1.93 MB)
14/04/193801/09/1938WAGG No. 19, 22 April 1938, p. 557Tabled Paper 11/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Heathcote Mental Reception Home and the administration of mental hospitals generally
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 1.94 MB)
06/09/193830/11/1938WAGG No. 42, 9 September 1938, p. 1433Tabled Paper 24/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the South-West National Power Scheme
Chairperson: Frank E. Shaw
Report (File size: 784 KB)
03/11/193802/08/1940WAGG No. 54, 11 November 1938, p. 1941Tabled Paper 6/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the administration of the Municipal Council of the City of Perth
Chairperson: Howard S. Raphael
Report
(File size: 992 KB)
25/05/193809/11/1938WAGG No. 25, 27 May 1938, p. 785Tabled Paper 20/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
Royal Commission on stored wheat
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 3 MB)
08/02/194009/10/1940WAGG No. 6, 9 February 1940, p. 208Tabled Paper 15/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and ascertain the cause of recent "Creep" at the Proprietory Coal Mine at Collie
Chairperson: Richard C. Wilson
22/02/1940WAGG No. 10, 1 March 1940, p. 293
Royal Commission on coal supplies and development in the Collie coalfields, 1940
Chairperson: Richard C. Wilson
Report
(File size: 21.5 MB)
06/03/194018/11/1940WAGG No. 11, 8 March 1940, p. 323Tabled Paper 20/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II
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
Chairperson: Wallace V. Fyfe
Report together with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size: 8.74 MB)
29/03/194024/10/1940Tabled Paper 17/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II
1941 - 1950
Royal Commission on the administration of the University of Western Australia
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 16.4 MB)
19/03/194114/04/1942WAGG No. 13, 21 March 1941, p. 347Tabled Paper 20/1941-42 17th/3rd 1941-42 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the provisions of the Companies Bill
Chairperson: Emil Nulsen
Report with appendices
(File size: 17.3 MB)
09/07/194129/07/1941WAGG No. 32, 11 July 1941, p. 905Tabled Paper 5/1941-42 17th/3rd 1941-42 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the care and reform of youthful delinquents
Chairperson: Sir Hal P. Colebatch
Report
(File size: 461 KB)
11/05/194310/08/1943WAGG No. 21, 14 May 1943, p. 463Tabled Paper 1/1943 17th/5th 1943 - Vol I
Royal Commission on personal covenants in mortgages of land
Chairperson: John E. Shillington
Report
(File size: 2.3 MB)
11/01/194530/10/1945WAGG No. 3, 19 January 1945, p. 41Tabled Paper 5/1945 18th/2nd 1945 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the Vermin Act
Chairperson: Arthur F. Watts
Report
(File size: 1.94 MB)
02/05/194517/05/1945WAGG No. 19, 4 May 1945, p. 413Tabled Paper 4/1945 18th/2nd 1945 - Vol II
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
07/06/1945WAGG No. 27, 15 June 1945, p. 549
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Australian Standard Garratt Locomotive
Chairperson: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 8.05 MB)
18/10/194529/08/1946WAGG No. 50, 19 October 1945, p. 1005Tabled Paper 11/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the administration, conduct and control of the sport of trotting in the state of Western Australia
Chairperson: Charles McLean
Report
(File size: 1.67 MB)
06/03/194619/06/1946WAGG No. 11, 15 March 1946, p. 249Tabled Paper 12/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
Honorary Royal Commission into proper and efficient housing accommodation of saw mill employees engaged in the timber industry
Chairperson: Herbert H. Styants
Report of Royal Commission on The Timber Industry (Housing of Employees) Bill
(File size: 39.3 MB)
03/04/1946WAGG No. 15, 29 March, 1946, p. 309Tabled Paper 137/1946 18th/3rd 1946
Royal Commission on the development of the outports of the state
Chairperson: Herbert H. Styants
Report
(File size: 1.59 MB)
03/04/194601/08/1946WAGG 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- 330Tabled Paper 14/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Western Australian coal mines
Chairperson: William J. Wallwork
Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the coal mining industry of Western Australia
(File size: 71.1 MB)
17/04/1947WAGG No. 18, 18 April 1946, p. 365Tabled Paper 171/1947 19th/1st 1947
Royal Commission on wheat marketing and stabilisation
Chairperson: John S. Teasdale
Report
(File size: 1.10 MB)
05/02/194714/05/1947WAGG No. 7, 7 February 1947, p. 201Tabled Paper 8/1947 19th/1st 1947 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to enquire into (inter alia) the supply of local coal to the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Alexander J. Gibson
Second interim report
(File size: 809 KB)
26/06/194701/12/1947WAGG No. 32, 4 July 1947, p. 1213Tabled Paper 6/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Midland Junction Workshops of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Alexander J. Gibson
First interim report
(File size: 1 MB)
26/06/194728/08/1947WAGG No. 32, 4 July 1947, p. 1213Tabled Paper 7/1947 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
Royal Commission on workers' compensation
Chairperson: George W. Simpson
Report
(File size: 1.14 MB)
23/07/194715/04/1948WAGG No. 35, 25 July 1947, p. 1315Tabled Paper 12/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the management, workings and control of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Alexander J. Gibson
Report
(File size: 9 MB)
28/08/194718/12/1947WAGG 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the financial and economic position of the milk industry in Western Australia
Chairperson: William E. Stannard
Report
(File size: 607 KB)
05/11/194728/01/1948WAGG No. 53, 7 November 1947, p. 2059Tabled Paper 5/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the State Housing Commission
Chairperson: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 1 MB)
07/11/194725/03/1948WAGG No. 53, 7 November 1947, p. 2059Tabled Paper 13/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol II
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
Report
(File size: 18.5 MB)
Report
(File size: 8.98 MB)
09/12/1947WAGG 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. 1089Tabled Paper 65/1949 19th/2nd 1949
Royal Commission on betting
Chairperson: Charles McLean
Report
(File size: 2.19 MB)
Draft report
(File size: 77.6 MB)
12/03/194808/07/1948WAGG No. 12, 19 March 1948, p. 627Tabled Paper 18/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to enquire into some aspects of the administration of the Police Force of Western Australia under the Commissioner of Police
Chairperson: C.H. Book
Report
(File size: 1.34 MB)
19/11/194809/03/1949WAGG 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. 2887Tabled Paper 66/1949 [29/1949] 19th/2nd 1949 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the fishing industry of Western Australia
Chairperson: Hugh A. Leslie
Report
(File size: 5.41 MB)
26/01/194927/10/1949WAGG No. 7, 4 February 1949, p. 233
Royal Commission to enquire into bran, pollard and stock food concentrates
Chairperson: Leslie C. Nimmo
Report
(File size: 63 MB)
29/06/1949WAGG No. 34, 1 July 1949, p. 1409
Royal Commission on Local Government Bill
Chairperson: A.E. White
Report
(File size: 2.72 MB)
27/01/1950
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16/05/1950
24/10/1950WAGG No. 9, 3 February 1950, p. 199
Changes to Membership SEE WAGG No. 48, 19 May 1950, p. 1075 - 1951
Tabled Paper 2/1951 20th/2nd 1951 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into alleged cases of brutality at the Claremont Mental Hospital
Chairperson: Adrian H. Curlewis
20/03/1950WAGG No. 31, 24 March 1950, p. 709
1951 - 1960
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon forestry and timber matters in Western Australia
Chairperson: G. J. Rodger
Report
(File size: 6.98 MB)
14/03/1951
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11/07/1951
14/12/1951WAGG 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
Honorary Royal Commission to inquire into the effect generally of the application of lime with super upon the fertility of the soil
Chairperson: John M. Hearman
Report
(File size: 362 KB)
12/09/195114/10/1952Tabled Paper 176/1952 20th/4th 1952 - Vol III
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the efficacy of the agricultural practices of Mr Eric Farleigh
Chairperson: John M. Hearman
24/10/1951WAGG No. 105, 26 October 1951, p. 2837
Honorary Royal Commission on the Town Planning and Development Act Amendment Bill 1951
Chairperson: Harry Hearn
Report
(File size: 946 KB)
Report of Evidence
(File size 125 MB)
26/03/195207/07/1952WAGG No. 38, 4 April 1952, p. 799Tabled Paper 70, 71/1952 20th/4th 1952 - Vol III
Royal Commission on kindergartens
Chairperson: Robert R. McDonald
Report
(File size: 1.26 MB)
13/08/195229/03/1953WAGG No. 86, 22 August 1952, p. 1967Tabled Paper 5/1953
Royal Commission into allegations against Snowden and Willson Proprietary Limited, and Snowden and Willson (Housebuilders) Proprietary Limited
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 1.58 MB)
12/12/195227/04/1953WAGG No. 130, 19 December 1952, p. 2933. Later amended on 28 January 1953 and published on WAGG No. 12, 30 January 1953, p. 215Tabled Paper 6/1953 21st/1st 1953 - Vol III
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon allegations of bribery in the Western Australian Transport Board
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Former title: Royal Commission appointed to inquire into bribery allegations made against members or officers of The Western Australian Transport Board
Report
(File size: 13.69 MB)
02/09/1953WAGG No. 83, 4 September 1953, p. 1637Tabled Paper 61/1954 21st/3rd 1954 - Vol
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of eggs
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 3.9 MB)
04/05/195525/11/1955WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875Tabled Paper 231/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of onions
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 2 MB)
04/05/195522/11/1955WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875Tabled Paper 232/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of potatoes
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 3.73 MB)
04/05/195516/11/1955WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875Tabled Paper 239/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of potatoes, onions and eggs
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 156 KB)
04/05/195516/11/1955WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875
Honorary Royal Commission into matters relating to the retailing of motor spirits and accessories
Chairperson: Leslie C. Diver
Report
(File size: 17 MB)
12/01/195609/10/1956WAGG No. 9, 20 January 1956, p. 319Tabled Paper 188/1956 Corrigendum to the Report (1956)-10 / 1957 22nd/1st 1956 - Vol III
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the war service land settlement scheme in Western Australia and to recommend such changes in procedure and methods as may seem desirable to ensure the early success of the scheme
Chairperson: Leslie A. Logan
Report
(File size: 3.3 MB)
20/12/195611/04/1957WAGG No. 104, 28 December 1956, p. 3005Tabled Paper 161/1957 22nd/2nd 1957 - Vol IV
Honorary Royal Commission on restrictive trade practices and legislation
Chairperson: Arthur F. Watts
Report
(File size: 3.16 MB)
01/02/1957
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03/04/1957
07/11/1957WAGG 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
Royal Commission on betting
Chairperson: George C. Ligertwood
Report
(File size: 4.15 MB)
18/06/195904/12/1959WAGG No. 48, 19 June 1959, p. 1646Tabled Paper 91 / 1960 23rd/2nd 1960 - Vol IV
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into administration of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chairperson: Alan G. Smith
Report on the working of the government railways for quarter ended 30 September 1957
(File size: 11.8 MB)
Report of the Western Australian Government Railways Commission for the quarter ended 30th June 1959
(File size: 10.53 MB)
Interim report No. 3 of the Royal Commission on The Western Australian Government Railways
(File size: 19.73 MB)
Interim report No. 6 of The Royal Commission of The Western Australian Government Railways
(File size: 21.41 MB)
Railways Classification Board awards Nos. 4 and 5 of 1959 with report thereon by The Western Australian Government Railways Commission
(File size: 49.67 MB)
Report No. 8 of The Royal Commission on The Western Australian Government Railways
(File size: 20.42 MB)
Interim report No. 9 of The Royal Commission on The Western Australian Government Railways
(File size 94.55 MB)
Report No. 10 of The Royal Commission on The Western Australian Government Railways
(File size: 34.25 MB)
Report of the Western Australian Government Railways Commission for the year ended 30th June, 1959
(File size: 39.83 MB)
19/06/1957WAGG 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
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the provisions of the Natural Therapists Bill
Chairperson: Hugh N. Guthrie
Report
(File size: 4.52 MB)
10/02/196023/08/1961WAGG No. 12, 12 February 1960, p. 339Tabled Paper 203/1961 23rd/3rd 1961 - Vol III
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
24/11/1960WAGG No. 98, 25 November 1960, p. 3779Tabled Paper 203/1964 24th/3rd 1964
1961 - 1970
Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon bush fires in Western Australia
Chairperson: Geoffrey J. Rodger
Report of evidence
(File size: 1.92 MB)
27/04/196118/08/1961WAGG No. 37, 1 May 1961, p. 1057
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
Chairperson: Geoffrey J. Rodger
Report
(File size: 6.37 MB)
27/04/196118/08/1961WAGG No. 37, 1 May 1961, p. 1057Tabled Paper 199/1961 23rd/3rd 1961 - Vol III
Honorary Royal Commission on the Builders' Registration Act, 1939-1959
Chairperson: Norman E. Baxter
Report
(File size: 679 KB)
10/05/196101/06/1961WAGG No. 41, 12 May 1961, p. 1149Tabled Paper 142/1961 23rd/3rd 1961
Royal Commission on procedures affecting financial returns from apple growing
Chairperson: William C. Gillespie
Report
(File size: 16.3 MB)
12/09/196112/07/1962WAGG No. 77, 15 September 1961, p. 2671Tabled Paper 174/1962 24th/1st 1962 - Vol IV
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the Fisheries Act 1905-1962 in its application to the crayfishing industry in particular
Chairperson: Norman E. Baxter
Report
(File size: 774 KB)
25/02/196430/07/1964WAGG No. 17, 28 February 1964, p. 910Tabled Paper 256/1964 24th/3rd 1964 - Vol III
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
Chairperson: William J. Wallwork
Report
(File size: 3.95 MB)
18/03/196409/11/1964WAGG 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
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
Report
(File size: 75.2 MB)
07/06/196702/11/1967WAGG No. 52, 9 June 1967, p. 1545Tabled Paper 272/1967 25th/3rd 1967 - Vol IV
Royal Commission 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
Chairperson: Francis T. Burt
Report
(File size: 44 MB)
09/10/1968WAGG No. 99, 25 October 1968, p. 3149
1971 - 1980
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into hire purchase and other agreements
Chairperson: Walter R. McPharlin
Report
(File size: 3.94 MB)
03/11/197108/08/1972WAGG No. 95, 5 November 1971, p. 4279Tabled Paper 263/1972 27th/3rd 1972 - Vol V
Honorary Royal Commission of inquiry into the corridor plan for Perth
Chairperson: Frederick R. White
Report
(File size: 2.3 MB)
09/02/197207/11/1972WAGG No. 10, 11 February 1972, p. 267Tabled Paper 484/1972 27th/3rd 1972 - Vol V
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
Chairperson: Robert E. Jones
Report
(File size: 110 MB)
20/09/1972
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18/10/1972
14/03/1973WAGG No. 91, 22 September 1972, p. 3867Tabled Paper 162/1973 27th/4th 1973 - Vol VI
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the treatment of alcohol and drug dependents in Western Australia
Chairperson: Richard J. Williams
Report
(File size: 2 MB)
14/11/197201/05/1973WAGG No. 106, 17 November 1972, p. 4379Tabled Paper 168/1973 27th/4th 1973 - Vol VI
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
Chairperson: Lyn C. Furnell
Report
(File size: 290 MB)
11/07/197324/07/1974WAGG No. 53, 13 July 1973, p. 2651Tabled Paper 192/1974 28th/1st 1974
Royal Commission metropolitan municipal district boundaries
Chairperson: Laurence F. Johnson
Report
(File size: 63.5 MB)
07/08/197329/03/1974WAGG No. 61, 10 August 1973, p. 3005Tabled Paper 122/1974 28th/1st 1974
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
Chairperson: Desmond C. Heenan
Report
(File size: 10.2 MB)
20/11/197324/05/1974WAGG No. 90, 30 November 1973, p. 4411
Royal Commission into gambling
Chairperson: Phillip R. Adams
Report
(File size: 19.9 MB)
11/12/1973?/09/1974WAGG No. 92, 14 December 1973, p. 4527Tabled Paper 250/1974 28th/1st 1974 - Vol IV
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon matters relating to homosexuality
Chairperson: Richard J. Williams
Report
(File size: 12.6 MB)
16/01/197418/09/1974WAGG No. 6, 18 January 1974, p. 123Tabled Paper 317/1974 28th/1st 1974 - Vol IV
Royal Commission on the administration of the Stirling City Council effluent disposal service
Chairperson: Lawrence F. Johnson
Report
(File size: 3.32 MB)
27/02/197427/04/1974WAGG No. 17, 1 March 1974, p. 647Tabled Paper 147/1974 28th/1st 1974
Royal Commission upon airline services in the state and related matters
Chairperson: Reginald R. Sholl
Report
(File size: 147 MB)
18/07/1974?/04/1975WAGG No. 58, 26 July 1974, p. 2799Tabled Paper 171/1975 28th/2nd 1975 - Vol IV
Laverton Royal Commission
Former title: Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon certain incidents in which Aborigines were involved in the Laverton area
Chairperson: Gresley D. Clarkson
Report
(File size: 29.9 MB)
02/05/197513/04/1976WAGG No. 26, 2 May 1975, p. 1237Tabled Paper 196/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII
Royal Commission concerning the trial of Baymis Ugle
Chairperson: John E. Virtue
Report
(File size: 2.85 MB)
02/10/197505/01/1976WAGG No. 66, 3 October 1975, p. 3757Tabled Paper 01/1976
Royal Commission into matters surrounding the administration of the law relating to prostitution
Chairperson: John G. Norris
Report
(File size: 66.8 MB)
14/10/197510/08/1976WAGG No. 68, 17 October 1975, p. 3861Tabled Paper 323/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the marketing and distribution of beef and sheep meat products
Chairperson: Albert V. Crane
Report
(File size: 52.2 MB)
17/12/197528/10/1976WAGG No. 84, 19 December 1975, p. 4563Tabled Paper 533/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII
1981 - 1990
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into dairy products and market milk
Chairperson: Barry R. Blaikie
Report
(File size: 30.7 MB)
16/02/198224/11/1982WAGG No. 16, 26 February 1982, p. 631
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the Liquor Laws in Western Australia
Chairperson: John F. Syme
Report
(File size: 42.9 MB)
05/07/198308/06/1984WAGG No. 50, 15 July 1983, p. 2544Tabled Paper 74/1984 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
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
Chairperson: Norman E. Baxter
Report
(File size: 34.2 MB)
26/01/198306/06/1983WAGG No. 6, 28 January 1983, p. 338Tabled paper 76/1984 1984 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
Royal Commission into Parliamentary Deadlocks
Chairperson: Eric J. Edwards
Volume 1 - Report
(File size: 3.23 MB)
24/07/198408/02/1985WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207Tabled Paper 448 /1984-85 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
Volume 2 - Background papers
(File size: 7.53 MB)
24/07/198408/02/1985WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
Volume 3 Part 1 - Transcript of proceedings and submissions
(File size: 28 MB)
24/07/198408/02/1985WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
Volume 3 Part 2 - Transcript of proceedings and submissions
(File size: 17.5 MB)
24/07/198408/02/1985WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207
Honorary Royal Commission into the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
Chairperson: Alexander A. Lewis
Report
(File size: 14.3 MB)
November 1985Tabled paper 324/1985 31st/3rd - Vol V
Royal Commission into grain storage, handling and transport
Chairperson: James M. McColl
Volume 1: Report
(File size: 326 MB)
Volume 2: Supporting Papers
(File size: 57 MB)
Volume 3: Supporting Papers
(File size: 52 MB)
04/11/1986February 1988WAGG No. 133, 7 November 1986, p. 4139Tabled paper 9/1988
1991 - 2000
Royal Commission into commercial activities of government and other matters
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
Report - Part I Volume 1
(File size: 870 KB)
08/01/199112/11/1992WAGG No. 4, 8 January 1991, p. 37Tabled paper 449, 570/1992
Report - Part I Volume 2
(File size: 1.18 MB)
Report - Part I Volume 3
(File size: 1.27 MB)
Report - Part I Volume 4
(File size: 1.23 MB)
Report - Part I Volume 5
(File size: 1.34 MB)
Report - Part I Volume 6
(File size: 468 KB)
Report - Part II
(File size: 498 KB)
Royal Commission into use of executive power
Chairperson: Kenneth H. Marks
Report
(File size: 408 KB)
09/05/1995November 1995WAGG 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
Royal Commission into the City of Wanneroo
Chairperson: Roger K. Davis
Report
(File size: 2.19 MB)
12/03/199625/09/1997WAGG 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 1996Tabled Paper 468/1996
Interim report
(File size: 42 MB)
2001 -2010
Royal Commission into the finance broking industry
Chairperson: Ian D. Temby
Report
(File size: 4.39 MB)
11/06/200121/12/2001WAGG No. 113, 15 June 2001, p. 3002Tabled Paper 1160/2001-2002
Royal Commission into whether there has been corrupt or criminal conduct by any Western Australian police officer
Chairperson: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
Final report - Volume 1 part 1
(File size: 928 KB)
12/12/200130/01/2004WAGG No. 257, 28 December 2001, p. 6726WAGG No. 257, 28 December 2001, p. 6726
Final report - Volume 1 part 2
(File size: 985 KB)
Final report - Volume 1 part 3
(File size: 1.02 MB)
Final report - Volume 2 part 1
(File size: 1.09 MB)
Final report - Volume 2 part 2
(File size: 973 KB)
Interim report
(File size: 1.02 MB)
20/12/2002
Final report from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004
(File size: 2.29 MB)



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