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
Dr Kate looks at a collection that is widely acknowledged as one of the State Library's treasures – the Freycinet Collection.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, discusses something a bit unexpected in the State archives collection: banned bumper stickers.
Wildflower photography
SLWA on ABC Radio
This week,  just in time for wildflower season Dr Kate immerses us in the beautiful photography of Hilda Wright.
The Secession Movement
SLWA on ABC Radio
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
SLWA on ABC Radio
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
SLWA on ABC Radio
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.
SLWA on ABC Radio
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.
SLWA on ABC Radio
This week Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office of WA, delves into the State archives collection to talk about the case.
SLWA on ABC Radio
A remarkable collection of recordings documenting Western Australian birds across several decades in remote areas across the state, including parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara and South-West.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Today, Dr Kate is talking about some promotional wedding magazines published by three prominent Perth photographic studios in the 1930s and ‘40s.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Discussing a small selection of material from this collection which serves to document Aboriginal peoples self-determination for controlling their own lives in the face of systemic discrimination.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate talks about the Stevenson, Kinder & Scott Corporate Photography collection - over 25,000 corporate and advertising images, ranging from 1965–2008.
This page last updated on 30 March 2022