Sir James Mitchell
Premier and Governor of Western Australia
By Bruce Devenish
ISBN 978-0-85905-528-4, (2014), 227pp, Soft Cover, French flaps, illustrated, 550 grams
$35.00 + POST
This first definitive biography of one of the State's notable historical figures is well overdue. Foremost in promoting the wheat industry, Sir James Mitchell served his State wearing many hats, being at various times banker, farmer, parliamentarian, Premier, Lieutenant Governor and universally acclaimed Governor.
Not only was his lengthy parliamentary contribution productive, but for years of dedicated service in the vice-regal capacity he has no equal, and remains the only person to have been both Premier and Governor of the State.
Thoroughly referenced from primary sources, interviews and extensive research, the 216 pages of this volume include 40 photographs, appendixes, bibliography, footnotes, comprehensive index and a foreword by His Excellency, Governor Malcolm McCusker. This is a must for all those who wish to know more of this State's history.