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Battye Historian, Dr. Kate Gregory, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office, Damien Hassan and State Library staff discuss fascinating stories from WA’s past. on previous episodes of History Repeated on  ABC Radio Perth. 

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Page from Scrapbook of memorabilia from the Coffee Pot Northbridge c1950s-1970s
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On 19 May 2020, Dr Kate discussed a more recent piece of Western Australian social history: a scrapbook containing mementos of a Perth café that was around from the 1950s to the early 1980s.
View across Roebourne toward Harding River to country beyond about 1890
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Dr Kate talks about a very early letter from the Pilbara, written just as this area was opening up to the pastoral industry.
Styleworts Rica Erickson
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Dr Kate discusses the recently digitised watercolour paintings and ink sketches produced by Rica Erickson for her 1958 book Triggerplants.
Lieutenant General Sir J Talbot Hobbs and one of his diaries
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ANZAC day was on the weekend and in light of that, this week Dr Kate discussed Joseph John Talbot Hobbs who kept five diaries throughout World War I.
Toilet roll diary 27 July 1942 - 12 Sep 1942
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Dr. Kate discusses Raymond Stanley Stewart’s diary written on toilet paper while he was a prisoner of war in WWII.
Portrait of Mary Ann Friend c 1832 National Library of Australia
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Mary Ann Friend’s journal is an account of the settlement of the Swan River 1829-1831. Of great cultural significance to Western Australia, the journal is one of the many treasures of State Library.