Brian De Garis

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Brian De Garis is a Western Australian historian. He edited a number of important texts about Western Australia history. His Masters thesis was about Sir Hal Colebatch [1] His doctoral thesis entitled British influence on the federation of the Australian colonies, 1880-1901 was completed at Oxford University. [2] He taught and was involved in administration at University of Western Australia, and Murdoch University

Hal Colebatch politician from Western Australia

Sir Harry Pateshall Colebatch CMG was a long-serving and occasionally controversial figure in Western Australian politics. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for nearly 20 years, the twelfth Premier of Western Australia for a month in 1919, agent-general in London for five years, and a federal senator for four years.

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  1. De Garis, B. K.; Colebatch, Hal Sir, A political biography of Sir Hal Colebatch , retrieved 2 March 2012
  2. De Garis, B. K. (1985), British influence on the federation of the Australian colonies, 1880-1901 , retrieved 2 March 2012

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