Small towns & regional cities

The State Library collections includes images of literally hundreds of the small towns and regional cities that make Western Australia the place it is. On this page you will see just a few examples.  To find images of your special place just search our catalogue.

Mandurah is a coastal city situated approximately 72 kilometres (45 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. Explore a brief history of the once sleepy little village.
Albany is located 419km south of Perth on the breathtaking south coast of Western Australia. In this story you will find only a few of the over 1600 photographs we have of Albany in our collection.
Merredin is located 256 kilometres east of Perth in the Central Wheatbelt. Prior to European settlement the area was inhabited by the Nyaki-Nyaki Noongar Aboriginal language group.
Tom Price is a mining town situated in the Pilbara region. The town is located inland on the edge of the Hamersley Range.
Boulder lies 595 Kilometres east of Perth. In 2016 its population was 4,825, a lot short of the 5,600 in its gold mining heyday of 1903.
Nyabing is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia 319 km south east of Perth. Its population is around 290 people.
Rockingham is situated on the coast 47 kilometres south of Perth. The Noongar aboriginal people traversed the region for up to 45,000 years until they were joined by the European settlers.