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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.

If you wish to provide feedback on the Collections WA portal, please email contact@collectionswa.net.au.

Privacy

Overview

The Government of Western Australia does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us, nor do we sell, exchange or release your personal information to any third parties. We define "personal information" as information which identifies you as an individual, or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained. Your home address, home telephone number and e-mail address are examples of personal information.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally or store any personal information:

  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit

Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behaviour, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the Collections WA Website, but you may not be able to take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.

Web Measurement Services

A large proportion of pages on our websites are coded with Google Analytics software. This software stores a cookie in your browser, which contains a unique identifier, and sends information to Google Analytics. This helps us understand which areas of the site are popular, site duration and site referrals. We do not and will not combine any data collected by Google Analytics with any personal information. Please refer to Google's Privacy Policy for more information.