Sharing our diverse heritage

The State Library presents video interviews capturing the stories of four West Australians with diverse cultural backgrounds, speaking in English and in their first language about their heritage, culture, language and life in Western Australia.

The videos were commissioned through a partnership project with the Office of Multicultural Interests that focused on the digitisation, conservation, processing and cataloguing of heritage materials documenting stories of migration.

The project aims to develop intercultural understanding, recognise WA’s culturally diverse communities and promote both language education and the use of public libraries. Alongside the digitised collection these videos celebrate the stories of our diverse culture and its many languages.

Arabic/ عربى – Ma’en Abdulla

Phillipines/Filipino - Benny Chan

Indonesian/bahasa Indonesia – Jeannie Oliveira

Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt – Carina Hoang