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Royal Commissions held in Western Australia

This list of Royal Commissions and Honorary Royal Commissions held in Western Australia draws on various sources, including the State Records Office and Tabled Papers, appended to the Votes and Proceedings/Minutes of the houses. A set of Votes and Proceedings is available at The State Library. The period commences from 1871 to the present day. It is not a comprehensive list and additional reports will be added as found. Where feasible, a copy of the Royal Commission or Honorary Royal Commission has been scanned or a reference has been provided to make access easier. The collection also includes commissions that are not named Royal Commission, e.g. The Jetty Commission. Also some documents are added that are relevant to Royal Commissions, e.g. plans. This is a working document that is regularly revised. Your feedback would be appreciated.

 

Pre 1890 | 1890 - 1899 | 1900 - 1910 | 1911 - 1920 | 1921 - 1930 | 1931 - 1940 | 1941 - 1950 | 1951 - 1960 | 1961 - 1970 | 1971 - 1980 | 1981 - 1990 | 1991 - 2000 | 2001 - 2030

Royal Commission Date appointed Date reported Western Australian Government Gazette Parliamentary publications

Pre 1890 Inquiries

Jetty Commission
Chair: E. Newman
Papers relative to the proposed sea jetty at Fremantle
(File size: 6.82 MB)
1871 1871   Tabled paper 1/1872
Commission appointed to inquire into the administration of certain departments in the Public Service
Chair: M. Fraser
Report
(File size: 12 MB)
27 Dec 1877 18 Jun 1878   Tabled paper A1/1878
Commission to inquire into the working of the Land Titles Office
Chair: R. T. Goldsworthy
Report
(File size: 7.8 MB)
07 Aug 1878 16 Jul 1879   Tabled paper 29/1879
Commission to report on the pearl shell fisheries of the Colony
Chair: M. Fraser
Report
(File size: 2.7 MB)
01 Mar 1880 09 Aug 1880   Tabled paper A2/1880
Finance commission appointed by His Excellency the Governor 1880-81
Chair: A. R. Thompson
Report
(File size: 5.8 MB)
07 Dec 1880 11 Jun 1881   Tabled paper 15/1881
Commission appointed to inquire into departmental expenditure
Chair: Lord Gifford
Report
(File size: 34.8 MB)
19 Jan 1881 18 Jul 1881   Tabled paper 17/1881
Laws revision commission
Chair: H. T. Wrenfordsley
Report
(File size: 1.84 MB)
14 Dec 1881 22 Jul 1882   Tabled paper 31/1882
Commission appointed to inquire into certain matters directly and indirectly connected with the robbery of cloth from the Police store at Perth and with the trial of Hester and Dawes in January 1882
Chair: M. Fraser
Report
(File size: 3.74 MB)
23 Jan 1882 20 Mar 1882   Tabled paper 20/1882
Tariff Commission
Chair: Lord Gifford
Report
(File size: 3.24 MB)
09 May 1882 16 Jun 1882   Tabled paper 24/1882
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
Chair: J. Forrest
Report
(File size: 3.32 MB)
21 Sep 1883 12 Sep 1884 WAGG No. 47, 25 September 1883, p. 381 Tabled paper 32/1884
Commission appointed (by the Governor) to inquire into and report upon the sanitary condition of the city of Perth and the town of Fremantle especially with regard to the question of water supply and the disposal of sewage
Chair: A. R. Waylen
Report
(File size: 11.3 MB)
07 Nov 1884 31 Mar 1885   Tabled paper 20/1885
Commission (appointed by the Governor) relating to the transfer of the imperial convict establishment to the Colonial Government
Chair: M. Fraser
Report
(File size: 4.57 MB)
07 Nov 1884 13 Jul 1885   Tabled paper 25/1885
Commission appointed (by the Governor) to promote the representation of the products, manufactures, and resources of the Colony of Western Australia at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition to be held in London in 1886
Chair: A. C. Onslow
Report
(File size: 5.33 MB)
12 Feb 1885 10 Jun 1886   Tabled paper 36/1886
Commission appointed for the purpose of advising on the consolidation and amendment of the various acts relating to roads
Chair: J. Forrest
Report
(File size: 1.58 MB)
07 Dec 1885 25 Mar 1886   Tabled paper 19/1886
Commission appointed to examine and report on the relative value of karri and jarrah timbers for construction of works, particularly for submarine operations
Chair: C. T. Mason
Report
(File size: 8.47 MB)
22 Nov 1886 17 Jun 1887   Tabled paper A21/1887
Tariff Commission
Chair: Sir M. Fraser
Report
(File size: 4.46 MB)
07 Sep 1887 28 Nov 1887   Tabled paper 4/1887/8
Commission on agriculture
Chair: H. W. Venn
Final Report
14 Sep 1887 20 Mar 1891   Tabled paper 1/1891-92
Commission appointed to inquire into the system of education pursued in the government primary schools and into the management thereof and to make suggestions for the improvement of the same
Chair: D. Shearer
Report
(File size: 2.78 MB)
14 Sep 1887 28 Feb 1888   Tabled paper 13/1887/8
Commissioners appointed by His Excellency the Governor to prepare a new Electoral Bill for the Colony
Chair: C. N. Warton
Report
(File size: 472 KB)
10 May 1889 22 Jul 1889   Tabled paper 5/1889
Commission appointed to report upon the disease commonly known as the rickets in cattle
Chair: H. W. Venn
Report
(File size: 22.45 MB)
22 Jan 1889 15 Jul 1890   W.A. Pp. 1891/2, no. 3 34p.
 

1890-1899

Cold Storage Commission
Former title: Royal Commission on preservation, carriage, and storage of perishable foods.
Chair: Charles Harper
Report
(File size: 10.22 MB)
24 Mar 1892 08 Dec 1892 WAGG No. 16, 24 March 1892, p. 217 Tabled paper A8/1892-93 1st/3rd 1892-93 - Vol I
Commission appointed to inquire into the condition and organisation of the Railway Workshops at Fremantle
Chair: George Randell
Report
(File size: 26.6 MB)
17 May 1893 05 Oct 1893 WAGG No. 25, 18 May 1893, p. 540 Tabled paper A26/1893
Commission appointed to inquire into the operation of the existing customs tariff of the Colony
Chair: Charles Harper
Report
(File size: 38.23 MB)
11 Apr 1893 18 Jul 1893 WAGG No. 17, 13 April 1893, p. 367 Tabled paper 22/1893 1st/1st 1893 - Vol I
The Civil Service Commission
Chair: M. F. A. Canning
First progress report
(File size: 57 MB)
Report
(File size: 257 MB)
13 Apr 1894 02 Oct 1894 & 11 Jun 1896 WAGG No. 18, 27 April 1894, p. 408-409 Tabled paper 21/1894 - Vol. 2
Tabled paper 15/1896 2nd/3rd-4th 1896 - Vol I
Commission appointed to inquire into the fencing laws of the Colony
Chair: Harry Bruce Lefroy
Report
(File size: 3.58 MB)
07 Dec 1895 12 Jun 1895 & 12 Jun 1896 WAGG No. 62, 13 December 1895, p. 1927 Tabled paper 11/1896 2nd/3rd-4th 1896 - Vol I
Commission of engineers appointed by the Government of Western Australia to inquire into the project for providing a permanent water supply to the Coolgardie Goldfields, funds for which were authorised by the Act 60 Victoriae, no. 12
Chair: J. Carruthers
Interim report
Final report

11 Jan 1897
03 Aug 1897
31 Dec 1897
  Tabled paper 23/1897
Tabled paper 21/1898
Royal Commission for auriferous resources
Chair: Edward H. Wittenoom
    WAGG No. 44, 20 August 1897, p. 1669  No report issued
Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon a site and suitable plans for the proposed new Houses of Parliament
Chair: James Lee Steere
Report
(File size: 6.28 MB)
13 Mar 1897 14 Jul 1897 WAGG No. 17, 19 March 1897, p. 503 Tabled paper 4/1897 3rd/1st 1897
Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chair: Cornthwaite H. Rason
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 161 MB)
18 Aug 1897 23 May 1898   Tabled paper 26/1898 3rd/3rd 1898 - Vol I-II
Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chair: Cornthwaite H. Rason
02 Sep 1897   WAGG No. 47, 3 September 1897, p. 1771 (R.H. Barrett replace A.H.Hanning as member)  
Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chair: Cornthwaite H. Rason
09 Dec 1897   WAGG No. 64, 10 December 1897, p. 2711 (C.H. Rason appointed as President of Royal Commission)  
Royal Commission on City Railway Traffic
Chair: 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 Jun 1897
&
09 Dec 1897
23 Dec 1898 WAGG 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
Royal Commission on mining (in) Western Australia
Chair: Cornthwaite H. Rason
18 Aug 1897 23 May 1898 WAGG 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)
 
Royal Commission on penal system of Western Australia
Chair: Adam Jameson
Report
(File size: 74.7 MB)
07 Sep 1898 14 Jun 1899 WAGG 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
Commission appointed pursuant to a resolution of the LA passed on the 27th October 1898 to inquire into questions connected with the Ivanhoe Venture lease
Chair: A. S. Roe
Report
25 Nov 1898 06 Dec 1898   Tabled paper 12/1899
Royal Commission on Amendments of Acts dealing with Shipping
Chair: John Joseph Higham
09 Feb 1899   WAGG No.6, 10 February 1899, p. 449  
Royal Commission on the postal and telegraphic service of Western Australia
Chair: Timothy F. Quinlan
Report with minutes of evidence
(File size: 320 MB)
01 Feb 1899 25 Oct 1899 WAGG No. 5, 3 February 1899, p. 373 Tabled paper 42/1899 3rd/4th 1899 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the administration of the locomotive branch of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chair: Richard Speight
Report
(File size: 185.47 MB)
23 Aug 1899 29 Nov 1899 WAGG No. 38, 25 August 1899, p. 2711 Tabled paper A22/1899
 

1900 - 1910

Royal Commission on the Railway and Customs Departments of Western Australia
Chair: Richard Speight
Reports with appendices, and notes of the evidence
(File size: 444.3 MB)
30 Nov 1900 27 Jun 1901 WAGG No.70, 7 December 1900, p. 4575 Tabled paper 27/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol II
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland 07 Nov 1900   WAGG No. 65, 9 November 1900, p. 4115-4116  
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chair: First RC Harry Whitall Venn ;
Second RC Edward H. Wittenoom in London
03 Jan 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  
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland 07 Mar 1901   WAGG 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
Chair: Harry Whittall Venn
13 Mar 1901   WAGG No.21, 15 March 1901, p. 1063-1064  
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland
Chair: Harry Whittall Venn
14 Mar 1901   WAGG No.21, 15 March 1901, p. 1073 (Harry Whittall Venn appointed as Executive Commissioner)  
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland 15 Apr 1901   WAGG No.28, 19 April 1901, p. 1486 (New appointments for Honorary Commissioners)  
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland 23 Apr 1901   WAGG No.31, 26 April 1901, p. 1556 (Joseph Herbert Wales appointed as Executive Commissioner)  
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland 04 Jul 1901   WAGG 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 Scotland 01 Aug 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)  
Royal Commission on the Collie Coal Dispute
Chair: John W. Croft
Report
(File size: 9.13 MB)
14 Feb 1901 04 Mar 1901   Tabled paper 16/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol II
Royal Commission of inquiry into the rabbit question
Chair: Robert E. Bush
Report, Minutes of Proceedings, and Minutes of Evidence
(File size: 73.3 MB)
18 Feb 1901 21 Mar 1901 WAGG No. 16, 22 February 1901, p. 743-744 Tabled paper 10/1901-02 4th/1st 1901-02 - Vol I
Royal Commission on International Exhibition at Glasgow Scotland 5 Sep 1902   WAGG No.59, 5 September 1902, p. 3728 (Both Royal Commissions dated on 29 December 1900 and 13 March 1901 were dissolved)  
Royal Commission on allegation regarding Mr. Justice Parker
Chair: Chief Justice Edward A. Stone
Report
(File size: 56.6 MB)
8 Oct 1902   WAGG No.66, 10 October 1902, p. 4027 Tabled paper 25/1902 4th/2nd 1902 - Vol II
Royal Commission on metropolitan water supply and sewerage disposal
Chair: C.S.R. Palmer
20 Aug 1902   WAGG 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
Chair: Frederick Stafford
06 Mar 1902   WAGG 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
Chair: J. Talbot Hobbs
12 Mar 1902   WAGG 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
Chair: Frederick Horatio Bruford
Progress reports (one to five)
(File size: 180 MB)
11 Jun 1902   WAGG No.42, 20 June 1902, p. 2705 Tabled 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
Chair: Charles Harper
Report
(File size: 43.5 MB)
26 Feb1902 22 Jul 1902 WAGG No.16, 28 February 1902, p. 827 Tabled paper 11/1902 4th/2nd 1902 - Vol I-II
Royal Commission on forestry
Chair: Charles Harper
First progress report
(File size: 42.4 MB)
22 Apr 1903 06 Aug 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
Final Report
(File size: 9 MB)
22 Apr 1903 19 May 1904   Tabled paper 11/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into matters pertaining to the Boulder Deep Levels Limited, Kalgoorlie
Chair: Edmond P. Dowley
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size: 27.84 MB)
22 Jun 1904 30 Nov 1904   Tabled paper A13/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the immigration of non-British labour
Chair: Alexander Montgomery
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size: 21.52 MB)
25 May 1904 16 Nov 1904 WAGG No.31, 27 May 1904, p. 1371 Tabled paper A7/1904 5th/1st 1904 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the ventilation and sanitation of mines
Chair: Alexander Montgomery
Report
(File size 84 MB)
20 Apr 1904 25 Feb 1905 WAGG No.22, 22 April 1904, p. 1047 Tabled 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
Chair: Edmond P. Dowley
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 15 MB)
31 Aug 1904 31 Dec 1904   Tabled paper 3/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the condition of the natives
Chair: Walter E. Roth
Report
File size: 35.1 MB)
31 Aug 1904 29 Dec 1904   Tabled paper 5/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the Collie Coalfield
Chair: Robert L. Jack
Report together with appendices, geological map and section, and minutes of evidence
(File size: 202 MB)
31 Aug 1904 02 May 1905 WAGG No.51, 2 September 1904, p. 2366 Tabled paper 9/1905.
Royal Commission on ocean freights, etc.
Chair: Arthur J. Diamond
Report together with appendices
(File size 22.7 MB)
24 Jan 1905 15 May 1905 WAGG No.11, 10 February 1905, p. 303 Tabled paper 8/1905 6th/1st 1905 - Vol I
Royal Commission on immigration
Chair: Charles Harper
Report with appendices and minutes of evidence
06 Feb 1905 18 Jul 1905 WAGG No. 11, 10 February 1905, p. 303 Tabled 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
Chair: Percy V. Ross
08 Feb 1906   WAGG No. 10, 9 February 1906, p. 435  
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into an alleged prevalence of gold stealing
Chair: Alexander E. Barker
22 Aug 1906   WAGG No. 55, 24 August 1906, p. 2711  
Royal Commission on charges made against high officials in the service of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chair: Robert F. McMillan
Report
(File size 44.28 MB)
15 Sep 1906 04 Oct 1906 WAGG No. 63, 28 September 1906, p. 2935 Tabled 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
Chair: William A. Walter
13 Mar 1907   WAGG No. 15, 15 March 1907, p. 865  No report issued
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
Chair: Walter E. Roth
13 Mar 1907   WAGG No. 17, 22 March 1907, p. 937 No report issued
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
Chair: Charles S. Toppin
04 Dec 1907   WAGG No. 64, 13 December 1907, p. 4012 No report issued 
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
Chair: Charles F. Gale
11 Dec 1907   WAGG No. 64, 13 December 1907, p. 4012 No report issued
Royal Commission to inquire into and report upon the meat supply
Chair: R.W. Pennefather
Report
(File size 396 MB)
21 Aug 1908 18 Dec 1908 WAGG No. 45, 21 August 1908, p. 2371 Tabled paper 21/1908-09 7th/1st 1908-09 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the establishment of a university
Chair: John W. Hackett
Report
(File size 36.5 MB)
06 Jan 1909 08 Sep 1910 WAGG No. 7, 5 February 1909, p. 203 Tabled 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
Chair: Calder E. Oliver
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size 42.24 MB)
23 Jun 1909 10 Jul 1909 WAGG No. 36, 25 June 1909, p. 1933 Tabled 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
Chair: William L. Owen
16 Feb 1910   WAGG No. 9, 25 February 1910, p. 58 No report issued 
Royal Commission on pulmonary diseases amongst miners
Chair: John H. Cumpston
Report together with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size 91.87 MB)
02 Mar 1910 04 Oct 1910 WAGG No. 10, 4 March 1910, p. 650 Tabled 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
Chair: Robert F. McMillan
01 Nov 1910   WAGG No. 62, 25 November 1910, p. 3539 No report issued 

1911 - 1920

Royal Commission appointed to investigate and report on the administration and conduct of the Fremantle Prison and matters incidental thereto
Chair: Charles E. de Fonblanque Pennefather
Documents from Colonial Secretary's Office, Gaols Department, relating to Royal Commission:
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Recommending adoption of tell-tale clocks.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1126
(File size: 4.2 MB)
14 Mar 1911   WAGG NO. 15, 17 March 1911, p. 1043 Report made available by Commissioner 9 May 1911. Location of report unknown. 
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Habitual criminals and indeterminate sentences. Commissioner's remarks on.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1138
(File size: 34 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Disciplinary staff. Right of appeal: proposed regulations for.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1142
(File size: 42 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Prisoners' outgoing correspondence. Re use of private envelopes.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1197
(File size: 10.5 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Outside lighting: Considers extra lights necessary.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1205
(File size: 1.12 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Prison Hospital: remarks on.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1211
(File size: 1.1 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Commissioner's remarks re officer's quarters.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1212
(File size: 1.61 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Incinerator at. Refers to miasma arising from.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1214
(File size: 1.3 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Sentry boxes: Officers getting wet feet in. Recommending remedying.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1216
(File size: 1 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Washing prisoners' bed clothes. Remarks on.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1224
File size: 3 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Supply of bed clothes. Recommending more liberal supply be given.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1225
(File size: 1.4 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Special billets for prisoners. Remarks on.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1229
(File size: 1.4 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Classification and increasing salaries of trade instructors and schoolmaster. Recommends.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S675- cons752 1911/3759
(File size: 12.8 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Recommendations: Prisoners' private cash be paid into Treasury.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S675- cons752 1911/4253
(File size: 4.9 MB)
       
Royal Commission on Fremantle Prison. Ventilation of "male" cells.
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S3054- cons968 1911/1164
(File size: 164 MB)
       
Royal Commission into the alleged scarcity of artisans in Western Australia
Chair: George W. Simpson
16 Aug 1911   WAGG No. 43, 18 August 1911, p. 3502 No report issued 
Royal Commission on miners' lung diseases
Chair: Robert L. Jack
Report with minutes of evidence, appendices, illustrations
(File size 316 MB)
16 Aug 1911 05 Dec 1911 WAGG No. 43, 18 August 1911, p. 3502 Tabled 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
Chair: John A. Thompson
Report together with evidence and appendices
(File size 351 MB)
13 Mar 1912 26 Jun 1913 WAGG No. 16, 15 March 1912, p. 1185 Tabled 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
Chair: Walter W. Alcock
04 Dec 1912   WAGG No. 67, 6 December 1912, p. 4868 No report issued
Royal Commission on allegations of mismanagement of the State Steamship Service*
(Revoked)
Chair: Walter W. Alcock
21 May 1913   WAGG No. 28, 23 May 1913, p.1855
Revoked WAGG No. 44, 15 August 1913, p. 3231
No report issued
Royal Commission on the Collie Coal Industry
Chair: Walter G. Woolnough
Report together with appendices and map
(File size 295 MB)
17 Mar 1914 10 Nov 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
Royal Commission on the Control of Trade in War Time Act
Chair: George W. Simpson
10 Aug 1914   WAGG No. 39, 10 August 1914, p. 2903 No report issued
Royal Commission of the Foodstuffs Commission Act 1914
Chair: George W. Simpson
09 Sep 1914   WAGG No. 46, 11 September 1914, p. 3940 No report issued
Royal Commission on the control and management of the State Implement Works
Chair: John A. Northmore
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size: 253.1 MB)
25 Aug 1915 20 Oct 1915 WAGG No. 37, 27 August 1915, p. 3063 Tabled paper 19/1915 9th/2nd 1915 - Vol II
Royal Commission into Mining Company Agreements
Chair: John Darbyshire
02 Sep 1916   WAGG No. 40, 8 September 1916, p.1591
Terms of reference extended 9 September - SEE WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623
No report issued 
Royal Commission on the agricultural industries of Western Australia
Chair: 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 Sep 1916 22 Nov 1917 WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623 Tabled paper 7, 10th/1st 1917-18 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the agricultural industries of Western Australia
Chair: 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 Sep 1916 17 May 1918   Tabled paper 15/1917-18 10th/1st 1917-18 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the Mallee Belt and Esperance Lands
Chair: Charles E. Dempster
Report together with appendices and report of evidence
(File size: 78.9 MB)
13 Sep 1916 11 Jul 1917 WAGG No. 41, 15 September 1916, p. 1623 Tabled 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"
Chair: Algernon S. Canning
Report together with minutes of evidence and appendices
(File size: 8.29 MB)
13 Dec 1916 26 Feb 1917 WAGG No. 57, 15 December 1916, p. 2217 Tabled 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
Chair: Robert Bruce Burnside
Report together with minutes of evidence
(File size: 53.7 MB)
08 Dec 1916 29 Jun 1917 WAGG No. 55, 8 December 1916, p. 2185 Tabled 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
Chair: Michael J. Calanchini
18 Jan 1917   WAGG No. 3, 19 January 1917, p. 91
WAGG No. 4, 26 January 1917, p. 122
No report issued 
Royal Commission into the Postponement of Debts Act, 1914
Chair: Louis E. Shapcott
25 Apr 1917   WAGG No. 19, 27 April 1917, p. 615
George W. Simpson resigned as Chairman on 26 April 1917
No report issued 
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
Chair: Edward O. G. Shann
Reports together with appendices
(File size 5.23 MB)
26 Sep 1917 21 Feb 1918 WAGG 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
Chair: Algernon S. Canning
Report
(File size 1.7 MB)
Report of evidence
(File size 13.7 MB)
12 Jun 1918   WAGG No. 25, 14 June 1918, p. 837  
Royal Commission on the wheat marketing scheme
Chair: 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)
  24 Sep 1918 WAGG No. 25, 14 June 1918, p. 837 Tabled paper 4/1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the wheat marketing scheme
Chair: William C. Angwin
Final report, principally concerning bulk storage and handling of wheat and gristing agreements
(File size 51.5 MB)
21 Jun 1918 10 Dec 1918   Tabled paper 16/1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into certain applications for licensed premises at Kulin and Perenjori
Chair: John Rooth
Report
(File size: 5.73 MB)
10 Oct 1918 06 Nov 1918 WAGG No. 44, 18 October 1918, p. 1561 Tabled paper A5 /1918 10th/2nd 1918 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the death of Francis Andinach, in the Claremont Asylum
Chair: Robert B. Burnside
11 Dec1918   WAGG No. 55, 13 December 1918, p. 1843  
Royal Commission on State Children and Charities Department
Chair: James M. Smith
Report
(File size: 16.97 MB)
23 Dec 1919 10 Nov 1920 WAGG No. 1, 2 January 1920, p. 1 Tabled paper 18/1921-22 11th/1st 1921-22 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Prices Regulation Act, 1919
Chair: George Rae
Report
(File size: 6.83 MB)
05 Jan 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the continued detention of Thomas Mable in the Hospital for the Insane at Claremont
Chair: Alfred B. Kidson
08 Dec 1920   WAGG No. 69, 10 December 1920, p. 2165 No report issued
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 MableChair: Alfred B. Kidson
Report
(File size: 10.7 MB)
22 Dec 1920 15 Mar 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
Chair: William W. Kerr
11 May 1921   WAGG No. 22, 13 May 1921, p. 795 No report issued
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
Chair: Peter Board
Report
(File size: 22.46 MB)
11 May 1921 22 Jul 1921 WAGG No. 23, 20 May 1921, p. 911 Tabled 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
Chair: Peter Board
20 Jul 1921   WAGG No. 34, 22 July 1921, p. 1260 No report issued 
Royal Commission in Lunacy
Chair: William E. Jones
Report and appendices
(File size: 1.94 MB)
28 Sep 1921 21 Sep 1922 WAGG No. 49, 3 October 1921, p. 1817  
Royal Commission on the Waroona-Lake Clifton Railway
Chair: Charles L. Stawell
Commissioner's report
(File size: 41 MB)
13 Jan 1922 20 Mar 1922 WAGG No. 3, 13 January 1922, p. 67 Tabled 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
Chair: William Grogan
Report
(File size: 15 MB)
18 Jan 1922 01 Aug 1922 WAGG No. 5, 27 January 1922, p. 99 Tabled paper 10/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission on forestry
Former title: Royal Commission on forests
Chair: William G. Pickering
Report
(File size: 2.33 MB)
Report of evidence (Pages 1 to 195)
(File size: 278 MB)
Report of evidence (Pages 196 to 394)
(File size: 304 MB)
Report of evidence (Pages 395 to 593)
(File size: 255 MB)
Report of evidence (Pages 594 to 792)
(File size: 217 MB)
Report of evidence (Pages 793 to 925)
(File size: 74.5 MB)
18 Jan 1922 08 Nov 1922 WAGG No. 6, 31 January 1922, p. 137 Tabled 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
Chair: Arthur A. Wilson
01 Feb 1922   WAGG No. 8, 10 February 1922, p. 175 No report issued 
Honorary Royal Commission on the proposed metropolitan tramway extensions
Chair: Alexander M. Clydesdale
Report
(File size: 55.73 MB)
11 Feb 1922 24 Jul 1922 WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250 Tabled paper 6/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Honorary Royal Commission into public hospitals
Chair: Frank E. Gibson
Report
(File size: 50.89 MB)
20 Feb 1922   WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250 Tabled 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
Chair: Edward H. Angelo
11 Feb 1922   WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 251 No report issued 
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
Chair:Henry W. Mann
Report
(File size: 3.66 MB)
11 Feb 1922 07 Jul 1922 WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 250 Tabled paper 2/1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission on railways
Former title: Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the system of state railways.
Chair: George W. Stead
First Progress Report
(File size 339 MB)
Report
(File size: 9.62 MB)
18 Feb 1922 25 Mar 1922
&
17 Jul 1922
WAGG No. 10, 20 February 1922, p. 249 Tabled paper 7 / 1922-23 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Tabled paper 15/1922 11th/2nd 1922-23 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon war relief funds
Chair: James S. Denton
Report
(File size: 411 KB)
20 Sep 1922 27 Nov 1923 WAGG No. 50, 29 September 1922, p. 1841 Tabled 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 Sep 1922 12 Dec 1922 WAGG No. 50, 29 December 1922, p. 1839  
Commissioners appointed for the purpose of dividing the State of Western Australia into fifty districts for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly
Chair: R. F. McMillan
Report
(File size: 7.8 MB)
28 Sep 1923 17 Jul 1923   Tabled paper 2/1923
Royal Commission on repatriated soldiers of the A.I.F., under "The Discharged Soldiers' Settlement Act, 1918."
Chair: Arthur A. Wilson
Report
(File size: 23.4 MB)
09 Mar 1923 26 Jul 1923 WAGG No. 12, 16 March 1923, p. 463 Tabled 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
Chair: Ross McDonald
Report
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S4691-cons2992 1
(File size: 38.2 MB)
Transcript of evidence
State Records Office of WA reference code: AU WA S4692-cons2993 1
(File size: 1.21 GB)
19 Oct 1923 Date not known WAGG No. 50, 19 October 1923, p. 2061 Report tabled in the Legislative Council on 31 July 1924. Tabled paper number is not known.
Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Gosnells Estate Company
Chair: Walter M. Nairn
Report
(File size: 174 MB)
28 Nov 1923   WAGG No. 59, 30 November 1923, p. 2321  
Royal Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Empire Gold-mining Syndicate
Chair: John E. Geary
28 Nov 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 No report issued 
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the operations of the government in connection with the purchase and development of the Peel and Bateman Estates
Chair: J.J. Holmes
Report
(File size: 41.4 MB)
28 Dec 1923 31 Mar 1924 WAGG No. 1, 4 January 1924, p. 1 Tabled paper 1/1924 12th/1st 1924 - Vol I
Royal Commission into apprenticeships
Chair: Francis E. Walsh
12 Jan 1924   WAGG No. 3, 14 January 1924, p. 53 No report issued 
Royal Commission into the functioning of the Jandakot Road Board
Chair: George Potter
23 Jan 1924   WAGG No. 7, 1 February 1924, p. 141 No report issued 
Royal Commission on group settlement
Chair: Charles W. Harper
Report
(File size: 51.1 MB)
10 Sep 1924 09 Jun 1925 WAGG No. 48, 12 September 1924, p. 1623 Tabled paper 5/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the metropolitan milk supply
Chair: James W. Burgess
Report and recommendations
(File size: 1.85 MB)
16 Jan 1925 22 Jun 1925 WAGG No. 2, 16 January 1925, p. 37 Tabled paper 4/1925 12th/2nd 1925 - Vol I
Royal Commission into the last illness and death of Constable George Ernest Hubbard
Chair: Alfred B. Kidson
16 Jan 1925   WAGG No. 2, 16 January 1925, p. 37 No report issued 
Royal Commission on the mining industry
Chair: Charles K. Thomas
Report
(File size: 75 MB)
13 Feb 1925 12 Jun 1925 WAGG No. 8, 13 February 1925, p. 268 Tabled 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
Chair: John A. Northmore
26 Mar 1925   WAGG No. 14, 27 March 1925, p. 601 No report issued 
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into conditions prevailing in the wholesale and retail trades in articles of food of general consumption
Chair: Alexander J. Reid
13 May 1925   WAGG No. 21, 15 May 1925, p. 875
Extra members appointed 3 June 1925 SEE WAGG No. 24, 5 June 1925, p. 1059
No report issued 
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the circumstances leading to the dismissal from the Police Force of Constable Lambert
Chair: Archibald E. Burt
20 Jan 1926   WAGG No. 4, 25 January 1926, p. 137 No report issued 
Royal Commission of inquiry into alleged killing and burning of bodies of Aborigines in East Kimberley and into police methods when effecting arrests
Chair: George T. Wood
Report
(File size: 23.2 MB)
26 Jan 1927 21 May 1927 WAGG No. 7, 4 February 1927, p. 293 Tabled paper 3/1927 13th/1st 1927 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the meat industry in Western Australia, 1928
Chair: Michael P. Durack
Report
(File size: 92 MB)
24 Apr 1928 29 Sep 1928 WAGG No. 20, 27 April 1928, p. 1023 Tabled paper 14/1928 13th/3rd 1928 - Vol I
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
Chair: Thomas P. Draper
26 Feb 1929   WAGG No. 10, 1 March 1929, p. 639 No report issued 
Commissioners appointed ... for the purpose of dividing the State of Western Australia into fifty districts for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly
Chair: J. A. Northmore
Report
(File size: 46 MB)
1929 01 Mar 1929   Tabled paper 2/1929

1931 - 1940

Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the coal mining industry of Western Australia
Chair: Hyman Herman
Report together with minutes of evidence and appendices. Part I.
(File size: 26 MB)
27 Jan 1931 20 Feb 1931 WAGG No. 5, 30 January 1931, p. 159 Tabled 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 Jan 1931 09 Jan 1933 WAGG No. 5, 30 January 1931, p. 159 Tabled paper 2/1933 15th/1st 1933 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the disabilities affecting the agricultural industry of Western Australia
Chair: A.H. Dickson
Report
(File size: 13.5 MB)
26 May 1931 31 Jul 1931 WAGG No. 25, 29 May 1931, p. 1331 Tabled 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
Chair: John P. Dwyer
17 Aug 1931 24 Nov 1931 WAGG No. 41, 17 August 1931, p. 1823  
Royal Commission on the administration and application of the regulations under the Stock Diseases Act, 1895
Chair: Max Henry
Report
(File size: 1.5 MB)
27 Oct 1931 16 Aug 1932 WAGG No. 57, 30 October 1931, p. 2319 Tabled paper 1/1932 14th/2nd 1932 - Vol I
Royal Commission on dairy farming in the South-West
Chair: Alfred Yeates
Report
(File size: 4.35 MB)
04 Feb 1932 15 Jun 1932 WAGG No. 8, 12 February 1932, p. 211 Tabled paper 4/1932 14th/2nd 1932 - Vol I
The Agricultural Bank Royal Commission
Chair: Harry Hale
Report
(File size: 10.4 MB)
19 Sep 1933 25 May 1934 WAGG No. 47, 3 October 1933, p. 1543 Tabled paper 1/1934 15th/3rd 1934 - Vol I
Royal Commission on stored wheat for 1929-30 season
Chair: Samuel Bennett
Report together with appendices
(File size: 2.39 MB)
16 Nov 1933 05 Mar 1934 WAGG No. 54, 17 November 1933, p. 1784 Tabled 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
Chair: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 31.97 MB)
21 Feb 1934 24 Jan 1935 WAGG No. 11, 23 February 1934, p. 233 Tabled paper 2/1935 15th/4th 1935 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the Electoral Act, 1907-1921 and other relative matters
Chair: John C. Willcock
Report
(File size: 8.32 MB)
31 Jan 1935 26 Jul 1935 WAGG No. 5, 1 February 1935, p. 173 Tabled paper 6/1935 15/4th 1935 - Vol II
The bulk handling of wheat Royal Commission
Chair: William C. Angwin
Report
(File size: 50 MB)
23 Jan 1935 31 Jul 1935 WAGG No. 4, 25 January 1935, p. 127 Tabled paper 5/1935 15th/4th 1935 - Vol I
Royal Commission on money-lending and hire-purchase traders
Chair: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 866 KB)
02 Jul 1936 26 Aug 1936 WAGG No. 35, 10 July 1936, p. 1023 Tabled paper 12/1936 16th/1st 1936 - Vol II
Royal Commission on Claremont Hospital for the Insane (custody of criminally insane persons)
Chair: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 300 KB)
17 Nov 1936 15 dec1936 WAGG No. 59, 20 November 1936, p. 1901 Tabled paper 1/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol I
Royal Commission investigating certain charges of corruption
Chair: Percy L. Hart
Report
(File size: 2.85 MB)
24 Dec 1936 08 Feb 1937 WAGG No. 2, 12 January 1937, p. 25 Tabled 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
Chair: John A. Northmore
Report
(File size: 4.90 MB)
1937? 30 Nov 1937   Tabled paper 19/1937 16th/2nd 1937 - Vol II
Royal Commission on youth employment and the apprenticeship system
Chair: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 188 MB)
05 Apr 1937 28 Feb 1938   Tabled paper 4/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol I
Honorary Royal Commission on light lands and poison-infested lands
Chair: Charles G. Latham
Report
(File size: 1.93 MB)
14 Apr 1938 01 Sep 1938 WAGG No. 19, 22 April 1938, p. 557 Tabled 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
Chair: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 1.94 MB)
06 Sep 1938 30 Nov 1938 WAGG No. 42, 9 September 1938, p. 1433 Tabled paper 24/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the South-West National Power Scheme
Chair: Frank E. Shaw
Report
(File size: 784 KB)
03 Nov 1938 02 Aug 1940 WAGG No. 54, 11 November 1938, p. 1941 Tabled 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
Chair: Howard S. Raphael
Report
(File size: 992 KB)
25 May 1938 09 Nov 1938 WAGG No. 25, 27 May 1938, p. 785 Tabled paper 20/1938 16th/3rd 1938 - Vol II
Royal Commission on stored wheat
Chair: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 3 MB)
08 Feb 1940 09 Oct 1940 WAGG No. 6, 9 February 1940, p. 208 Tabled 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
Chair: Richard C. Wilson
22 Feb 1940   WAGG No. 10, 1 March 1940, p. 293  
Royal Commission on coal supplies and development in the Collie coalfields, 1940
Chair: Richard C. Wilson
Report
(File size: 21.5 MB)
06 Mar 1940 18 Nov 1940 WAGG No. 11, 8 March 1940, p. 323 Tabled 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
Chair: Wallace V. Fyfe
Report together with appendices and minutes of evidence
(File size: 8.74 MB)
29 Mar 1940 24 Oct 1940   Tabled paper 17/1940 17th/2nd 1940 - Vol II

1941 - 1950

Royal Commission on the administration of the University of Western Australia
Chair: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 16.4 MB)
19 Mar 1941 14 Apr 1942 WAGG No. 13, 21 March 1941, p. 347 Tabled paper 20/1941-42 17th/3rd 1941-42 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the provisions of the Companies Bill
Chair: Emil Nulsen
Report with appendices
(File size: 17.3 MB)
09 Jul 1941 29 Jul 1941 WAGG No. 32, 11 July 1941, p. 905 Tabled paper 5/1941-42 17th/3rd 1941-42 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the care and reform of youthful delinquents
Chair: Sir Hal P. Colebatch
Report
(File size: 461 KB)
11 May 1943 10 Aug 1943 WAGG No. 21, 14 May 1943, p. 463 Tabled paper 1/1943 17th/5th 1943 - Vol I
Royal Commission on personal covenants in mortgages of land
Chair: John E. Shillington
Report
(File size: 2.3 MB)
11 Jan 1945 30 Oct 1945 WAGG No. 3, 19 January 1945, p. 41 Tabled paper 5/1945 18th/2nd 1945 - Vol II
Royal Commission on the Vermin Act
Chair: Arthur F. Watts
Report
(File size: 1.94 MB)
02 May 1945 17 May 1945 WAGG No. 19, 4 May 1945, p. 413 Tabled 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
Chair: Leslie W. Stotter
07 Jun 1945   WAGG No. 27, 15 June 1945, p. 549 No report issued 
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Australian Standard Garratt Locomotive
Chair: Albert A. Wolff
Report
(File size: 8.05 MB)
18 Oct 1945 29 Aug 1946 WAGG No. 50, 19 October 1945, p. 1005 Tabled 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
Chair: Charles McLean
Report
(File size: 1.67 MB)
06 Mar 1946 19 Jun 1946 WAGG No. 11, 15 March 1946, p. 249 Tabled 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
Chair: Herbert H. Styants
Report of Royal Commission on The Timber Industry (Housing of Employees) Bill
(File size: 39.3 MB)
03 Apr 1946   WAGG No. 15, 29 March, 1946, p. 309 Tabled paper 137/1946 18th/3rd 1946
Royal Commission on the development of the outports of the state
Chair: Herbert H. Styants
Report
(File size: 1.59 MB)
03 Apr 1946 01 Aug 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 14/1946 18th/3rd 1946 - Vol II
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into Western Australian coal mines
Chair: 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 Apr 1947   WAGG No. 18, 18 April 1946, p. 365 Tabled paper 171/1947 19th/1st 1947
Royal Commission on wheat marketing and stabilisation
Chair: John S. Teasdale
Report
(File size: 1.10 MB)
05 Feb 1947 14 May 1947 WAGG No. 7, 7 February 1947, p. 201 Tabled 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
Chair: Alexander J. Gibson
Second interim report
(File size: 809 KB)
26 Jun 1947 01 Dec 1947 WAGG No. 32, 4 July 1947, p. 1213 Tabled paper 6/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Midland Junction Workshops of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chair: Alexander J. Gibson
First interim report
(File size: 1 MB)
26 Jun 1947 28 Aug 1947 WAGG No. 32, 4 July 1947, p. 1213 Tabled paper 7/1947 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
Royal Commission on workers' compensation
Chair: George W. Simpson
Report
(File size: 1.14 MB)
23 Jul 1947 15 Apr 1948 WAGG No. 35, 25 July 1947, p. 1315 Tabled 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
Chair: Alexander J. Gibson
Report
(File size: 9 MB)
28 Aug 1947 18 Dec 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the financial and economic position of the milk industry in Western Australia
Chair: William E. Stannard
Report
(File size: 607 KB)
05 Nov 1947 28 Jan 1948 WAGG No. 53, 7 November 1947, p. 2059 Tabled paper 5/1948 19th/2nd 1948 - Vol I
Royal Commission on the State Housing Commission
Chair: Henry D. Moseley
Report
(File size: 1 MB)
07 Nov 1947 25 Mar 1948 WAGG No. 53, 7 November 1947, p. 2059 Tabled 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
Chair: Emanuel H. Rosman
Report
(File size: 18.5 MB)
Report
(File size: 8.98 MB)
09 Dec 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
Royal Commission on betting
Chair: Charles McLean
Report
(File size: 2.19 MB)
Draft report
(File size: 77.6 MB)
12 Mar 1948 08 Jul 1948 WAGG No. 12, 19 March 1948, p. 627 Tabled 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
Chair: C.H. Book
Report
(File size: 1.34 MB)
19 Nov 1948 09 Mar 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the fishing industry of Western Australia
Chair: Hugh A. Leslie
Report
(File size: 5.41 MB)
26 Jan 1949 27 Oct 1949 WAGG No. 7, 4 February 1949, p. 233  
Royal Commission to enquire into bran, pollard and stock food concentrates
Chair: Leslie C. Nimmo
Report
(File size: 63 MB)
29 Jun 1949   WAGG No. 34, 1 July 1949, p. 1409  
Royal Commission on Local Government Bill
Chair: A.E. White
Report
(File size: 2.72 MB)
27 Jan 1950
&
16 May 1950
24 Oct 1950 WAGG 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
Chair: Adrian H. Curlewis
20 Mar 1950   WAGG 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
Chair: G. J. Rodger
Report
(File size: 6.98 MB)
14 Mar 1951
&
11 Jul 1951
14 Dec 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
Honorary Royal Commission to inquire into the effect generally of the application of lime with super upon the fertility of the soil
Chair: John M. Hearman
Report
(File size: 362 KB)
12 Sep 1951 14 Oct 1952   Tabled 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
Chair: John M. Hearman
24 Oct 1951   WAGG No. 105, 26 October 1951, p. 2837 No report issued 
Honorary Royal Commission on the Town Planning and Development Act Amendment Bill 1951
Chair: Harry Hearn
Report
(File size: 946 KB)
Report of Evidence
(File size 125 MB)
26 Mar 1952 07 Jul 1952 WAGG No. 38, 4 April 1952, p. 799 Tabled paper 70, 71/1952 20th/4th 1952 - Vol III
Royal Commission on kindergartens
Chair: Robert R. McDonald
Report
(File size: 1.26 MB)
13 Aug 1952 29 Mar 1953 WAGG No. 86, 22 August 1952, p. 1967 Tabled paper 5/1953
Royal Commission into allegations against Snowden and Willson Proprietary Limited, and Snowden and Willson (Housebuilders) Proprietary Limited
Chair: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 1.58 MB)
12 Dec 1952 27 Apr 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon allegations of bribery in the Western Australian Transport Board
Chair: 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 Sep 1953   WAGG No. 83, 4 September 1953, p. 1637 Tabled paper 61/1954 21st/3rd 1954 - Vol
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of eggs
Chair: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 3.9 MB)
04 May 1955 25 Nov 1955 WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875 Tabled paper 231/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of onions
Chair: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 2 MB)
04 May 1955 22 Nov 1955 WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875 Tabled paper 232/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of potatoes
Chair: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 3.73 MB)
04 May 1955 16 Nov 1955 WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875 Tabled paper 239/1953 21st/4th 1955 - Vol III
Royal Commission into matters relating to the marketing and distribution of potatoes, onions and eggs
Chair: Alan G. Smith
Report
(File size: 156 KB)
04 May 1955 16 Nov 1955 WAGG No. 38, 6 May 1955, p. 875  
Honorary Royal Commission into matters relating to the retailing of motor spirits and accessories
Chair: Leslie C. Diver
Report
(File size: 17 MB)
Corrigendum
(File size 128 KB)
12 Jan 1956 09 Oct 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
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
Chair: Leslie A. Logan
Report
(File size: 3.3 MB)
20 Dec 1956 11 Apr 1957 WAGG No. 104, 28 December 1956, p. 3005 Tabled paper 161/1957 22nd/2nd 1957 - Vol IV
Honorary Royal Commission on restrictive trade practices and legislation
Chair: Arthur F. Watts
Report
(File size: 3.16 MB)
01 Feb 1957
&
03 Apr 1957
07 Nov 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
Royal Commission appointed to inquire into administration of the Western Australian Government Railways
Chair: 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 Jun 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
Royal Commission on betting
Chair: George C. Ligertwood
Report
(File size: 4.15 MB)
18 Jun 1959 04 Dec 1959 WAGG No. 48, 19 June 1959, p. 1646 Tabled paper 91 / 1960 23rd/2nd 1960 - Vol IV
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the provisions of the Natural Therapists Bill
Chair: Hugh N. Guthrie
Report
(File size: 4.52 MB)
10 Feb 1960 23 Aug 1961 WAGG No. 12, 12 February 1960, p. 339 Tabled 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
Chair: William J. Wallwork
24 Nov 1960   WAGG No. 98, 25 November 1960, p. 3779 Tabled paper 203/1964 24th/3rd 1964

1961 - 1970

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
Chair: Geoffrey J. Rodger
Report

A. G. McArthur reports:
(The development and fire behaviour characteristics of the Gidgegannup fire; The origin and development of fires in the Pemberton District during 1960-1961; The origin and development of the Chittering fire; The origin and development of fires in the Denmark District during 1960-1961; The origin and development of fires in the Augusta-Margaret River Shire; The origin and development of the Dwellingup fires 19-25 January 1961)
(File size: 103 MB)

Report of evidence - Pages 1 to 734
(File size: 1.92 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 735 to 834
(File size: 59.8 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 835 to 934
(File size: 58 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 935 to 1034
(File size: 56 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 1035 to 1134
(File size: 54.5 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 1135 to 1234
(File size: 58.9 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 1235 to 1334
(File size: 64.32 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 1335 to 1434
(File size: 57 MB)
Report of evidence - Pages 1435 to 1494
(File size: 33.3 MB)
27 Apr 1961 18 Aug 1961 WAGG No. 37, 1 May 1961, p. 1057 Tabled paper 199/1961 23rd/3rd 1961 - Vol III
Honorary Royal Commission on the Builders' Registration Act, 1939-1959
Chair:Norman E. Baxter
Report
(File size: 679 KB)
10 May 1961 01 Jun 1961 WAGG No. 41, 12 May 1961, p. 1149 Tabled paper 142/1961 23rd/3rd 1961
Royal Commission on procedures affecting financial returns from apple growing
Chair:William C. Gillespie
Report
(File size: 16.3 MB)
12 Sep 1961 12 Jul 1962 WAGG No. 77, 15 September 1961, p. 2671 Tabled 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
Chair:Norman E. Baxter
Report
(File size: 774 KB)
25 Feb 1964 30 Jul 1964 WAGG No. 17, 28 February 1964, p. 910 Tabled 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
Chair: William J. Wallwork
Report
(File size: 3.95 MB)
18 Mar 1964 09 Nov 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
Royal Commission into certain allegations contained in newspaper articles referring to the operation of the Totalisator Agency Board, its staff, agents or administration
Chair:James H. Forrest
Report
(File size: 75.2 MB)
07 Jun 1967 02 Nov 1967 WAGG No. 52, 9 June 1967, p. 1545 Tabled 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
Chair: Francis T. Burt
Report
(File size: 44 MB)
09 Oct 1968   WAGG No. 99, 25 October 1968, p. 3149  

1971 - 1980

Honorary Royal Commission appointed to enquire into hire purchase and other agreements
Chair: Walter R. McPharlin
Report
(File size: 3.94 MB)
03 Nov 1971 08 Aug 1972 WAGG No. 95, 5 November 1971, p. 4279 Tabled paper 263/1972 27th/3rd 1972 - Vol V
Honorary Royal Commission of inquiry into the corridor plan for Perth
Chair: Frederick R. White
Report
(File size: 2.3 MB)
09 Feb 1972 07 Nov 1972 WAGG No. 10, 11 February 1972, p. 267 Tabled 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
Chair: Robert E. Jones
Report
(File size: 110 MB)
20 Sep 1972
&
18 Oct 1972
14 Mar 1973 WAGG No. 91, 22 September 1972, p. 3867 Tabled 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
Chair: Richard J. Williams
Report
(File size: 2 MB)
14 Nov 1972 01 May 1973 WAGG No. 106, 17 November 1972, p. 4379 Tabled 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
Chair: Lyn C. Furnell
Report
(File size: 290 MB)
11 Jul 1973 24 Jul 1974 WAGG No. 53, 13 July 1973, p. 2651 Tabled paper 192/1974 28th/1st 1974
Royal Commission metropolitan municipal district boundaries
Chair: Laurence F. Johnson
Report
(File size: 63.5 MB)
07 Aug 1973 29 Mar 1974 WAGG No. 61, 10 August 1973, p. 3005 Tabled 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
Chair:Desmond C. Heenan
Report
(File size: 10.2 MB)
20 Nov 1973 24 May 1974 WAGG No. 90, 30 November 1973, p. 4411  
Royal Commission into gambling
Chair:Phillip R. Adams
Report
(File size: 19.9 MB)
11 Dec 1973 Sep 1974 WAGG No. 92, 14 December 1973, p. 4527 Tabled paper 250/1974 28th/1st 1974 - Vol IV
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon matters relating to homosexuality
Chair: Richard J. Williams
Report
(File size: 12.6 MB)
16 Jan 1974 18 Sep 1974 WAGG No. 6, 18 January 1974, p. 123 Tabled paper 317/1974 28th/1st 1974 - Vol IV
Royal Commission on the administration of the Stirling City Council effluent disposal service
Chair: Lawrence F. Johnson
Report
(File size: 3.32 MB)
27 Feb 1974 27 Apr 1974 WAGG No. 17, 1 March 1974, p. 647 Tabled paper 147/1974 28th/1st 1974
Royal Commission upon airline services in the state and related matters
Chair: Reginald R. Sholl
Report
(File size: 147 MB)
18 Jul 1974 Apr 1975 WAGG No. 58, 26 July 1974, p. 2799 Tabled 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
Chair: Gresley D. Clarkson
Report
(File size: 29.9 MB)
02 May 1975 13 Apr 1976 WAGG No. 26, 2 May 1975, p. 1237 Tabled paper 196/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII
Royal Commission concerning the trial of Baymis Ugle
Chair: John E. Virtue
Report
(File size: 2.85 MB)
02 Oct 1975 05 Jan 1976 WAGG No. 66, 3 October 1975, p. 3757 Tabled paper 01/1976
Royal Commission into matters surrounding the administration of the law relating to prostitution
Chair: John G. Norris
Report
(File size: 66.8 MB)
14 Oct 1975 10 Aug 1976 WAGG No. 68, 17 October 1975, p. 3861 Tabled 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
Chair: Albert V. Crane
Report
(File size: 52.2 MB)
17 Dec 1975 28 Oct 1976 WAGG No. 84, 19 December 1975, p. 4563 Tabled paper 533/1976 28th/3rd 1976 - Vol VIII

1981 - 1990

Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into dairy products and market milk
Chair: Barry R. Blaikie
Report
(File size: 30.7 MB)
16 Feb 1982 24 Nov 1982 WAGG No. 16, 26 February 1982, p. 631  
Honorary Royal Commission appointed to inquire into and report upon the Liquor Laws in Western Australia
Chair: John F. Syme
Report
(File size: 42.9 MB)
05 Jul 1983 08 Jun 1984 WAGG No. 50, 15 July 1983, p. 2544 Tabled 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
Chair: Norman E. Baxter
Report
(File size: 34.2 MB)
26 Jan 1983 06 Jun 1983 WAGG No. 6, 28 January 1983, p. 338 Tabled paper 76/1984 1984 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
Royal Commission into Parliamentary Deadlocks
Chair: Eric J. Edwards
Volume 1 - Report
(File size: 3.23 MB)
24 Jul 1984 08 Feb 1985 WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207 Tabled paper 448 /1984-85 31st/2nd 1984-85 - Vol VI
Volume 2 - Background papers
(File size: 7.53 MB)
24 Jul 1984 08 Feb 1985 WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207  
Volume 3 Part 1 - Transcript of proceedings and submissions
(File size: 28 MB)
24 Jul 1984 08 Feb 1985 WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207  
Volume 3 Part 2 - Transcript of proceedings and submissions
(File size: 17.5 MB)
24 Jul 1984 08 Feb 1985 WAGG No. 51, 27 July 1984, p. 2207  
Honorary Royal Commission into the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
Chair: Alexander A. Lewis
Report
(File size: 14.3 MB)
  Nov 1985   Tabled paper 324/1985 31st/3rd - Vol V
Royal Commission into grain storage, handling and transport
Chair: 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 Nov 1986 Feb 1988 WAGG No. 133, 7 November 1986, p. 4139 Tabled paper 9/1988

1991 - 2000

Royal Commission into commercial activities of government and other matters
Chair: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
Report - Part I Volume 1
(File size: 870 KB)
08 Jan 1991 12 Nov 1992 WAGG No. 4, 8 January 1991, p. 37 Tabled 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
Chair: Kenneth H. Marks
Report
(File size: 408 KB)
09 May 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
Royal Commission into the City of Wanneroo
Chair: Roger K. Davis
Report
(File size: 2.19 MB)
Interim report
(File size: 42 MB)
12 Mar 1996 25 Sep 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

2001 - 2030

Royal Commission into the finance broking industry
Chair: Ian D. Temby
Report
(File size: 4.39 MB)
11 Jun 2001 21 Dec 2001 WAGG No. 113, 15 June 2001, p. 3002 Tabled paper 1160/2001-2002
Royal Commission into whether there has been corrupt or criminal conduct by any Western Australian police officer
Chair: Geoffrey A. Kennedy
Final report - Volume 1 part 1
(File size: 928 KB)
12 Dec 2001 30 Jan 2004 WAGG 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 Dec 2002    
Final report from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004
(File size: 2.29 MB)
       
Perth Casino royal Commission
Chair: Neville John Owen
Interim report on the regulatory framework
(File size: 3.53MB)
5 Mar 2021 30 Jun 2021 WAGG No. 45, 12 March 2021, p. 1079 Tabled paper 408/2021