SLWA on ABC Radio

Barrack Street new bridge  Felix Whitwell Del 1907
1, 2, and 3
SLWA on ABC Radio
WA history
Heritage Librarian Peter Edwards discusses on ABC Radio Perth the history of the iconic Barrack-Beaufort Street bridge from its first iteration built in 1880 through to its third iteration built between 1906 – 1908.
Relics from the wreck of the Zeewyck ie Zeewijk June 9 1727
SLWA on ABC Radio
WA history
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.
Acquisition of Bon Scott letters pictures and ephemera
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.
137033PDAerial ploughed land and dam near Northam c1988
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.
Photo from scrapbook of Montebello nuclear explosion in 1952 from 10 miles away
1952 - 1956
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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. 
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.
Senior Conservator Cristina Albillos
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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.
Harry Butler with a goanna Barrow Island 1979
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.
Capt and Mrs J S Roe and family
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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.
Photograph of Katherine Susannah Prichard
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.
Serventy family books
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Join Dr Kate as she delves into the Serventy family archives held by the State Library.
Stevie at the Red House brothel Hay Street Kalgoorlie 1990
Joan a sex worker in the 1940s
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WA history
ABC Perth radio interview with Jules Kim, the CEO of the Scarlett Alliance, about Joan who was a sex worker and ran brothels in Perth in the 1940s and 50s.