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. 

SLWA on ABC Radio
Listen to Dr Kate on ABC Radio Perth as she explores the picture book Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr. The original illustrations for the book are held within the State Library collection.
(1876 – 1968)
SLWA on ABC Radio
Listen to Dr Kate explore the legacy of Kathleen O’Connor and her significance as an artist with a distinctive body of work as a painter, through the State Library’s private archive collection.
Aboriginal stories
SLWA on ABC Radio
ABC Radio Perth discussion about Mavis Phillips (nee Walley 1921–1982) one of Australia’s earliest known Indigenous photographers.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Richard Woldendorp is a renowned Australian photographer known for his shots of Australian landscapes that have a painterly quality to them.
Letters, stories, maps and cigarette cards
SLWA on ABC Radio
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Peter Edwards, Heritage Team Librarian, discusses original ANZAC materials from the State Library archives.
SLWA on ABC Radio
William Bold was appointed Town Clerk of the City Perth in September 1901, he was the youngest in any Australian capital city.
SLWA on ABC Radio
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Edith Cowan was one of Western Australia’s most important social reformers and a notable champion of women’s rights.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Adam Trainer spoke with Christine Layton about the Library’s existing music photography collections, the process of adding to it and the exciting images included as part of this display.
SLWA on ABC Radio
ABC Radio discussion about Abraham “Izzy” Orloff, who captured Perth throughout the interwar years as a professional photographer.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate discusses the Emily Clifton diaries, a collection of 48 personal diaries covering the period 1906 – 1979.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Discussing one of the key elements of the Creating Perth exhibition - an 1892 cyclorama of Perth.
SLWA on ABC Radio
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 page last updated on 30 March 2022