The State Library is a highly valued cultural institution for Western Australians. Serving the entire State, we enrich the lives of all Western Australians by treasuring their stories, building, preserving and sharing physical and digital collections for education and recreation, while reflecting the State’s rich heritage, diversity and history.

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Dorrie Foord and Wilma Venville among the water lilies in Camera Pool c1958
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State Library of Western Australia in Hackett Hall 1973
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