SLWA on ABC Radio

SLWA on ABC Radio
WA history
Adam Trainer joins Sam Longley on ABC Radio to discuss a recent acquisition of rock legend Bon Scott's letters to the Library collection.
Aerial landscape photography
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Richard Woldendorp AM (1927-2023) was a renowned Australian photographer known for his shots of Australian landscapes that have a painterly quality to them.
A Cossack pearling story
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate shares the incredible story of Jiro Muramats, his importing merchant business and his pearling ventures and role within the Cossack community
1952 - 1956
SLWA on ABC Radio
The British conducted three nuclear tests on the Montebello Islands between 1952 and 1956. The final test was six times bigger than the Hiroshima bomb. 
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate discusses the State Library’s collections relating to the LGBTQIA+ community in WA as part of PrideFEST celebrations and the acquisition of 270 Connections Nightclub posters.
SLWA on ABC Radio
WA history
This week Dr Kate discusses the1868 book of poetry by John Boyle O’Reilly, ahead of the Wild Goose Lecture on Sunday 16 October 2022 at the WA Maritime Museum.
SLWA on ABC Radio
WA history
Senior Conservator Cristina Allbillos joins Dr Kate on ABC radio to explore the incredible story of the survivors from the Blenden Hall shipwreck who were marooned for months on Inaccessible Island in 1821.
Conservationist and naturalist
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Dr Kate explores the life of Harry Butler (1930-2015). He was an Australian naturalist, environmental consultant and conservationist, best known for the ABC TV series "In the Wild" from 1976-81.
SLWA on ABC Radio
WA history
Join Dr Kate with Professor Jane Lydon, the Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at UWA, discussing some of the oldest and most precious treasures held within the State Library collections – daguerreotypes, an early form of photography.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Join Dr Kate as she explores the life and cultural legacy of WA writer Randolph Stow.
The Red Witch
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Dr Kate explores the archives and writing of Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969) with her biographer Dr Nathan Hobby. Katharine Susannah Prichard is one of Australia’s most beloved authors, who depicted a new vision of Australia within her writing.
SLWA on ABC Radio
Join Dr Kate as she delves into the Serventy family archives held by the State Library.