Welcome to the  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 Apple Podcasts. 

Spirit of the Swan Coastal Plain
Rare Stories from the West - Part 1. A podcast exploring the significance of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) in the creation of the city of Perth. Produced by Gina Pickering.
Rare Women of the West
Rare Stories from the West - Part 2. A podcast exploring the lives of Mary Ann Friend and Fanny Balbuk, who had very different experiences of colonisation. Their stories describe life along the Swan River.
Queer Disclosure
Rare Stories from the West - Part 3. Podcast exposes how LGBTQ history has not been well recorded, preserved, nor exhibited by the State’s cultural institutions in the past.
Stop Violence Against Women
16 Days in WA – Stop Violence Against Women campaign and a courageous collection of stories presented in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence, recorded by the Centre for Stories.
This page last updated on 17 January 2022