Western Australian Links

Western Australian documentary heritage material is the responsibility of the Battye Library.

The main categories collected by the Battye Library are books, newspapers and serials. In general, only material published in Western Australia is collected, although books published outside the State are collected if written by a Western Australian or contain substantial information relating to Western Australia. Other material collected includes maps, ephemera, private archives, photographs, music scores and recordings, oral history and films, videos and DVDs.

The Centre is the only complex of its kind in Australia and provides information, exhibitions, teaching, seminars and events relating to civics education.

It gives Western Australians the opportunity to learn about our State and Commonwealth systems of government and to explore current issues. The centre provides an opportunity to examine our political inheritance and to understand how individuals can contribute to the State's democratic development.

The Centre for Western Australia History was established in 1985 to focus on Australia’s histories from regional perspectives.

Members engage with Western Australia’s diverse histories and identities through facilitating historical research and presentation to the highest professional standards.

Outback Family History aims to make the history of the rich and diverse Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia available to everyone free of charge.

It seeks to provide a permanent source of reference to everyone with an interest in the history of the goldfields.

Outback Graves’ aim is to mark and record pioneer and outback graves.

Our vision is to create a constantly updating database that will be available free to anyone who visits our website.

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc has had a pioneering role in the conservation and interpretation of Western Australia’s social history and supports recognition of Indigenous history and culture that predates and parallels the period of European history.

The State Records Office is the Western Australian public records authority with responsibility for managing, preserving and providing access to the State's records of information.

We seek to achieve a secure and discoverable record of government that is valued by our community and used to create a legacy for current and future generations of Western Australians.

A living guide to Western Australia, past and present.

WA Now and Then brings Western Australian history to life. It enables new generations to find out more about the past development of this great state.