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.

Small towns & regional cities
Wongan Hills is located 185km from Perth in the Shire of Wongan – Balidu in the Wheatbelt region. The shire falls within the traditional lands of the Ballardong Noongar and Yued Noongar people.
Small towns & regional cities
Dampier is a port town in the Pilbara region, twenty kilometres west of Karratha. It is named after the British explorer William Dampier who visited in 1699.
Small towns & regional cities
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.
Small towns & regional cities
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.
Small towns & regional cities
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.
Small towns & regional cities
Tom Price is a mining town situated in the Pilbara region. The town is located inland on the edge of the Hamersley Range.
Small towns & regional cities
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.
Small towns & regional cities
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.
Small towns & regional cities
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.