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Dictionary of Western Australians

I am using "Erickson" in footnotes as a shorthand way of referring to these publications, and particularly the version of the Dictionary that is available online (see below).

Statham, Pamela ed. 1979, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 1, Early Settlers 1829-1850, UWAP, ISBN 0 85564 159 2, © 1979 Pamela Statham.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1979, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 2, Bond [Convicts] 1850-1868, 1979, UWAP, ISBN 0 85564 162 2, © 1979 Rica Erickson.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1979, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 3, Free [Settlers] 1850-1868, 1979, UWAP, ISBN 0 85564 163 0, © 1979 Rica Erickson.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1985, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 4, The Challenging Years 1868-1888, two volumes Part 1 A-K, Part 2  L-Z, UWAP, ISBN 0 85564 231 9, © 1985 Rica Erickson.

Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 5, The Golden Years 1889-1914, 1985, UWAP.

Volume 1 compiled by Pamela Statham and Volumes 2-4 above by Erickson were not part of the Bicentennial Series which was published in hard copy format by UWA in 1987 and 1988.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1987, 1988, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, 4 vols, UWAP.

These four volumes were put online by Friends of the Battye Library:
The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians - pre-1829-1888 Volumes I - IV - available online from: http://www.friendsofbattyelibrary.org.au/the-bicentennial-dictionary-of-western-australians.html

Rica Erickson subsite on the SLWA website. One of the pages explains: "Rica Erickson ... took on the role of general editor of Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829 to 1888. The dictionary had its origins in the West Australian Biographical Index and in 1987 and 1988 the Bicentennial Dictionary was published to mark the bicentenary of white settlement of Australia in 1988. The four-volume dictionary had entries arranged alphabetically by name and contained all the additional information and corrections in one cohesive series.
In addition to the four volumes of the dictionary compiled by Rica, the Battye Library also holds volumes 5 to 10 that have been published since. Asian Immigrants to Western Australia 1829-1901 (1988), Aborigines of the Albany Region 1821-1888 (1989), Aborigines of New Norcia 1845-1914 (1989), Aborigines of the South West Region (1990), Convicts in Western Australia 1850-1887 (1994) and Far From Home - Aboriginal Prisoners of Rottnest Island (1997)."

Rica Erickson is also the author of Old Toodyay and Newcastle, Toodyay Shire Council, 1974 - inter alia.

Many thanks to Diane Oldman for most of the bibliographical details above.


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