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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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Collections WA

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

Our stories, our history, told
by our collections.



Art Gallery
Community Collection
Craft Collection
Local Government Collection
Heritage Centre
Historical House
Historical Society
Medical Collection
Military Group
Multicultural Group
Performing Arts Group
Private Collection
Religious Group
School/University Archive
Service Group
Sporting Club