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Image of Government House, Perth. The house was ordered on the request of Governor Arthur Edward Kennedy in 1858 but was not completed until 1864, by which time there was a new Governor, John Stephen Hampton. The house was built with convict…

In the second half of this article, the author draws attention to the positive response with which a plan to establish a system of post office orders in the Western Australian colony had been met. After conceding that there were two or three members…