Excellent Connections: A History of Bunbury Western Australia 1836-1990 by Anthony J Barker and Maxine Laurie
A critical examination of the history of Bunbury Western Australia, from its growth as a colonial outpost to a modern industrial port. This book was commissioned by the City of Bunbury.
Early Bunbury: People and Places by Phyllis Barnes
This book provides proof that it was the East India Company ship, the Elberg, that was the first European ship to anchor behind a ‘protruding point’, now Casuarina Point in 1668.
The focus of this book is the early settlement of the Bunbury and surrounding areas, including Australind. Photographs and sketches are generously scattered throughout the book including portraits, local landmarks and buildings.
This book will interest long term Bunbury residents researching their family history and those newer to Bunbury that want to know more about its origins. Researchers interested in colonial Western Australian history will find the information provided on original surveys and land grants useful.
The book includes a fold-out colour copy of Sam Wheeler's 1891 Bunbury townsite sketch.
A revised index was released in 2019 and is included in this purchase.