The State Library of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present. The Library is honoured to be located on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar people.

Untapped: The Australian Literary Heritage Project

Bringing lost Aussie classics back to life

 Entries close 21 January 2022. Find out how to enter here. 

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Access books, articles, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online.

Engage with WA Indigenous people through historical documents, movies, oral histories and photographs.

Battye Historian, Dr. Kate Gregory and Senior Archivist at the State Records Office of WA, Damien Hassan reveal fascinating stories from WA’s past with Christine Layton on the WA Afternoons program.

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‘At the Fence’ with Stolen Generations Survivors
Recreates moments from the institutionalisation of mixed descent Aboriginal children at mission sites. Shadows of the past, silhouettes of resilience and portraits of survival.

Upcoming Events

Weekly on Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am until Fri 28 Jan 2022
Weekly on Friday at 10:30am
Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families, followed by an hour of Play Time to help develop early literacy and learning skills.
Weekly on Wednesday at 10:30am until Wed 19 Jan 2022
Weekly on Wednesday at 10:30am
Interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers. Followed by a half hour Play Time where families can explore literacy and learning through reading, talking, singing, writing and playing together.
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:00am
Do you want to find out about your family history and don’t know where to start? Let us help you at one of our free and friendly talks at the State Library.


State Library of Western Australia podcasts. Through these podcasts we hope to unearth tales of Western Australia’s past and present. You can listen to our podcasts on SoundCloud, Spotify and iTunes.

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