Photographs

Mapping historical photos from the State Library collection
Dr Kate talks to Associate Professor Andrew Woods about OldPerth which maps historical photos from the State Library's collection.
(1876 – 1968)
Listen to Dr Kate explore the legacy of Kathleen O’Connor and her significance as an artist with a distinctive body of work as a painter, through the State Library’s private archive collection.
Mavis Phillips (nee Walley 1921–1982) is one of Australia’s earliest known Indigenous photographers.
Richard Woldendorp is a renowned Australian photographer known for his shots of Australian landscapes that have a painterly quality to them.
William Bold was appointed Town Clerk of the City Perth in September 1901, he was the youngest in any Australian capital city.
A digital display produced in partnership with WA Music that had its second iteration in March and April 2021 in the State Library’s Nook.
Abraham “Izzy” Orloff, who captured Perth throughout the interwar years as a professional photographer.
Dr Kate discusses the Emily Clifton diaries, a collection of 48 personal diaries covering the period 1906 – 1979.
Discussing one of the key elements of the Creating Perth exhibition - an 1892 cyclorama of Perth.
Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist at the State Records Office of WA, talks about Mr Hawke’s student record and why school records are important State archives.
This week Dr Kate discusses a significant acquisition of the State Library – 270 posters relating to Connections Nightclub – the longest running LGBT nightclub in the Southern Hemisphere.
“He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares…” (from the Book of Isiah)