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
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.
SLWA on ABC Radio
“He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares…” (from the Book of Isiah)
SLWA on ABC Radio
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.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office picks up the story based on the government files held in the State archives collection.
SLWA on ABC Radio
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.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Discussing early WA newspapers with a focus on The Fremantle Observer, Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal, first published in April 1831.
SLWA on ABC Radio
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.
SLWA on ABC Radio
This week we talk music, and in particular the private archive of John Exton, who taught at the University of Western Australia’s Music Department between 1966 and 1988.
SLWA on ABC Radio
This week Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, discusses steps taken by the State government in 1962 to ensure the Empire Games held in Perth in that year were a “no-fly” zone.
SLWA on ABC Radio
A range of separate but connected collection items and the story behind them. The Georgette Rescue and the role of Sam Isaacs and Grace Bussell within it has become part of West Australian folklore.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, talks about a secret language used by convicts that allowed them to converse without authorities understanding what they were saying.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate looks at a collection that is widely acknowledged as one of the State Library's treasures – the Freycinet Collection.
This page last updated on 30 March 2022