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Please be advised: this website contains the names, images and voices of people who are now deceased.

Collections WA has a responsibility to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of Western Australia in all its various forms. The intention of Collections WA is to support research, and to reveal actions of the past that have impacted upon communities, families, and individuals.

In doing so, Collections WA acknowledges the need to respond sensitively and appropriately in cases when accessing this material may be confronting to Aboriginal visitors and clients.

Please also note: Some historical materials within this portal may include language or opinions that today are considered inappropriate or even offensive. Collections WA does not endorse this language and apologises for any distress caused.

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Discover unique cultural, creative and community stories from Western Australian collections.

Our stories, our history, told
by our collections.


Featured Stories

Birtwistle Local Studies Library

Geotagged Records

Map of geotagged records on Collections WA

Past and Present Street Views

Compare the past and present with these historical photographs from Western Australian collections and their matching modern-day Google Street Views.



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