Armanda owner of Caf Pastel putting out Portuguese tarts 2022
WA history
Resilience was a photographic story-telling project inspired by the courage of businesses in Northbridge and their ability to adapt in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
137033PDAerial ploughed land and dam near Northam c1988
Aerial landscape photography
SLWA on ABC Radio
Richard Woldendorp AM (1927-2023) was a renowned Australian photographer known for his shots of Australian landscapes that have a painterly quality to them.
Opening ceremony of Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Parade of Nations showing Welsh team
In Australia, there are 4.4 million Australians with a disability. While the Library has some materials that reflect the stories of Western Australians with disability, we recognise that these stories are not well represented in our collection. This is something we want to change.
Its OK to be Gay - Connections nightclub poster
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.
Andrew Lim
Contemporary portraits of community members with Chinese heritage
Brett Canét-Gibson is an Australian photographer and creative director who has produced numerous photo and editorial essays for both national and international publications.
he Manikins 1978-1979
Black and white music photography
Relive Perth's rock'n'roll scene of the 1970's and 80's with the photography of Robert Baxter.
Protesters march along Wellington Street in front of the Perth Rail Station during the 3rd Black Lives Matter rally on 4th July 2020
Photographs of the BLM rallies in Perth in 2020
The Library has a large collection of photographs from the Black Lives Matter rallies which took place in Perth over June and July 2020. 
Masked shoppers in Northbridge during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020
WA history
The State Library's collection of WA COVID-19 images continues to grow, thanks to you. See highlights and find out how to donate.
Picnickers leaving for John Forrest National Park from the Parkerville Railway Station 1930
Videos explaining how to search the Catalogue for photographs and Trove for newspapers.
Fred Merton owner of Mertons Reward with gold from the mine
Who was Roy (William Roy) Millar?
Roy Millar took some great photographs of life in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia in the 1890s and early 1900s.
Old Perth map screen grab
Mapping historical photos from the State Library collection
SLWA on ABC Radio
Dr Kate talks to Associate Professor Andrew Woods about Old Perth which maps historical photos from the State Library's collection.
CY OConnor and family Wellington New Zealand
(1876 – 1968)
SLWA on ABC Radio
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.