WA History

Dampier is a port town in the Pilbara region, twenty kilometres west of Karratha. It is named after the British explorer William Dampier who visited in 1699.
Spirit of the Swan Coastal Plain
Rare Stories from the West - Part 1. A podcast exploring the significance of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) in the creation of the city of Perth. Produced by Gina Pickering.
Queer Disclosure
Rare Stories from the West - Part 3. Podcast exposes how LGBTQ history has not been well recorded, preserved, nor exhibited by the State’s cultural institutions in the past.
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.
Battye Fellow Lecture

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Who were the people who lived rough in the Smelter's Camp for the first half of the twentieth century? Miners, stockmen, itinerants, travellers, migrants and more.
The first remote school in Western Australia, located inside a limestone cave.
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.