SLWA on ABC Radio

Tune in to ABC Radio Perth (720) from 2pm on Fridays for History Repeated.

Hear 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.

The interviews are regularly uploaded to this page, so don’t forget to check in now and then. You can also listen to the back catalogue of ABC interviews on our Soundcloud page, plus podcasts, lectures and public talk recordings. 

Stories of the colonial frontier
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Dr Kate and Professor Alistair Paterson discuss the colonial northwest and confront the difficult histories in our collections of the colonial frontier.
WA Reflections project
SLWA on ABC Radio
A discussion about how this mini-documentary took Sir Frederick Samson's personal film collection and transposed it over 21st century Fremantle as explored by a skater.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Senior Subject Specialist John Hughes, delves into the newly acquired Graham "Polly" Farmer collection and the history of this extraordinary footballer.
WA Reflections project
SLWA on ABC Radio
A discussion of the architect Iwan Iwanoff, the WA Reflections film and interactive VR project which rebuilds a now demolished Iwanoff house.
Women's Art Forum
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Dr Kate discusses ARTEMIS, an organisation devoted to raising the status of Perth women in the arts in the 1980s.
Pressed wildflowers
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Dr Kate as she discusses the ‘wildflower work’ of Lilian Wooster Greaves (1869-1956) who produced and exhibited pressed wildflowers from 1915.
Town Planner
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Dr Kate discusses the legacy of Margaret Feilman’s work as a town planner, architect and heritage conservationist.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Let’s remember one of WA’s great Olympians, Shirley Strickland. The State Library holds her private archives, photographs and an oral history.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate unpacks why we have a surprising collection of D.H. Lawrence letters that were written to WA’s Mollie Skinner.
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Aboriginal stories
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The State Library’s Storylines program is an online portal for Aboriginal communities and families around the State digitally returning thousands of photographs of Aboriginal people.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Listen to the incredible case of the murder of Cyril Gidley by his spurned lover Audrey Jacob at the Government House Ballroom in 1925, brought to life in a new short film.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate and Dr Shino Konishi discuss the French exploration voyages to the Western Australian coast in the early 1800s and a very special watercolour and ink drawing in the State Library collection.
This page last updated on 30 March 2022