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. 

A digital display produced in partnership with WA Music that had its second iteration in March and April 2021 in the State Library’s Nook.
Abraham “Izzy” Orloff, who captured Perth throughout the interwar years as a professional photographer.
Dr Kate discusses the Emily Clifton diaries, a collection of 48 personal diaries covering the period 1906 – 1979.
Discussing one of the key elements of the Creating Perth exhibition - an 1892 cyclorama of Perth.
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office of WA, talks about Mr Hawke’s student record and why school records are important State archives.
This week Dr Kate discusses a significant acquisition of the State Library – 270 posters relating to Connections Nightclub – the longest running LGBT nightclub in the Southern Hemisphere.
“He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares…” (from the Book of Isiah)
This week Dr Kate discusses the landmark Westralian Aborigine newspaper – the first Aboriginal newspaper in Western Australia, which ran from early December 1953 until July 1957.
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office picks up the story based on the government files held in the State archives collection.
This week, Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, looks into the matter and how Russian spies had been sent to WA in preparation for war.
Discussing early WA newspapers with a focus on The Fremantle Observer, Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal, first published in April 1831.
The earthquake that shook the wheatbelt town of Meckering in 1968 was a terrifying event for those that experienced it and remains deeply etched in the memories of many 52 years after the event.
Last updated on 29 November 2021