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. 

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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Kate looks at a collection that is widely acknowledged as one of the State Library's treasures – the Freycinet Collection.
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, discusses something a bit unexpected in the State archives collection: banned bumper stickers.
Wildflower photography
This week,  just in time for wildflower season Dr Kate immerses us in the beautiful photography of Hilda Wright.
This week Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, talks about the Secession Movement and how in 1933, we almost split from the rest of Australia to become our own independent dominion.
Oral History
This week, Dr Kate highlights the State Library's incredible (and extensive) oral history collection, and focuses on the role that oral history can play in telling the stories of everyday West Australians.
It's in here, at the State Library building
This week Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, talks about the Police Department’s “UFO File” held in the State archives collection.
A collection of photographs from the Gilchrist collection depicting protesters from the Union of Australian Women marching against the development of a US military base in WA in 1962.
This week Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office of WA, delves into the State archives collection to talk about the case.
Last updated on 29 November 2021