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Listen to the incredible story of sunken treasure that has made its way through the years to find a home in the State Library’s rare collections. Coins from Dutch shipwrecks, what does seagull taste like and a Gelignite Buccaneer.
Five mini documentaries creatively use the State Library's heritage collection items – including letters, diaries, journals, photographs and oral recordings – to bring to life and share uniquely Western Australian stories from our State's history.
Marilyn has the great honour of being the first West Australian female referee to crash into the male-dominated game in the late 1970’s. In 1992, she was the first woman to run the line in a national men’s soccer league game.
Tracey Wheeler made her international goalkeeping debut against New Zealand in 1989, and has played 55 international matches for the Australian women’s team, including three games at the 2000 Olympics.
Jaime is a trans woman, soccer player and committee member for the South Perth Pride Football Club, an inclusive soccer club for players of all different backgrounds, races, ages, abilities and sexualities.
Mikayla is currently completing her PhD studies at Notre Dame University in gender equity in soccer, working as a strength and conditioning coach for Fremantle Dockers in the AFLW, and as a mentor for young girls in soccer.
Sports journalist Ann Odong travels with the national Matildas team and is Digital Content Project Manager for Football Federation Australia. Growing up in Perth as a Ugandan refugee, Ann connected with other kids through a shared passion for soccer.
Soccer runs through the Brooking family’s veins. After migrating from Zimbabwe to Perth, Thembi started out playing soccer where there was less opportunity for young girls to play. Now, her daughter Ischia is playing at an elite level with the Junior Matildas.
At 17 years old Sandra was flying the flag for Australia and playing for the Matildas, shooting to fame when she scored Australia’s first international goal during her debut against New Zealand in 1979 and Australia’s first international hat-trick in 1980.