Abstract: This is a history commissioned by SWALSC to present as evidence at the Single Noongar Native Title Claim over metropolitan Perth and South-West WA. The single Noongar Claim hinged on the proof that the Noongar were a single unified people and not a number of unrelated groups as claimed by the state of Western Australia. Originally titled "Applicants Historical Report" and prepared as expert evidence in the native title case known as the Single Noongan Claim, this book analyses the historiography and associated anthropology of the South-west. Coupled with Noogar oral history, it examines the survival of Noongar tradition, law and custom, proving that many of the most common misconceptions regarding the disappearance of Noogar culture have no basis in fact. Contents Preface: The Single Noongar Claim Case 1. An Introduction to Perspectives on Noongar History 2. The Extinction and Survival Theses Examined 3. Prehistory, Early Exploration and Pre-settlement 1616-1827 4. Inter-cultural Connections: Collett Barker and Mokare 1827-1829 5. Challenging Historical Conventions: The Early Swan River Colony of 1829 6. Noongar-European Relations 1829-1840 7. Traditional Law and Custom: Continuity and Change 1801-1840 8. Noongar Adaptation and Cultural Maintenance 1841-1900 9. Noongar Surviving into the Next Century 1880-1905 10. Noongars and the State in the Twentieth Century 11. The Failure of Assimilation 1950-2000 12. Conclusion.