It's Spring and Western Australia's wildflowers are in full bloom. The State Archives collection contains a lot of information about WA's wild flowers, botany and "native flora" and a search on these terms using our online catalogue reveals over 100 items in the collection; everything from the setting up of reserves for wild flowers to the conservation and management of WA's native flora, as well as the promotion of wild flowers as a drawcard for tourists.Gerard Foley Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 15:39
Lise Summers Monday, August 13, 2012 - 14:43
In 1844 John Gavin was the first European to be executed in Western Australia for the murder of George Pollard. At 15 he is also one of the yougest people ever to be executed in Australia.Gerard Foley Monday, April 23, 2012 - 15:38
The ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ episode about Shaun Micallef, broadcast on SBS on 27 March 2012, featured several State archives in the SRO’s collection, including particular items about the Enrolled Pensioner Force, more commonly known as Pensioner Guards. Micallef's ancestor, Patrick Sullivan, was a Pensioner Guard in WA and the episode revealed little known information about these settlers to Australia in the 19th century.Gerard Foley Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 15:01
The loss of the SS Koombana on a journey from Port Hedland to Broome in March 1912, has been described as Australia's worst weather related maritime disaster of the 20th century.Gerard Foley Monday, March 19, 2012 - 15:09
The inspiration for our City of Light event are files from the City of Perth, one of the many local government authorities represented in our collection. The files include a summary from then Lord Mayor, Sir Harry Howard, detailing his concerns about the effectiveness of the idea of a light for John GlennLise Summers Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:51
Only one week until the City of Light event, celebrating 50 years since Perth left their lights on for astronaut John Glenn as he orbited the Earth.Digital Services Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 08:07
Many people have asked what technology we’re using to talk to the International Space Station (ISS), and often they are surprised at the answer – Amateur Radio!Digital Services Monday, January 30, 2012 - 15:32
Four weeks to go 'til our live connection to the space travellers on the International Space Station (ISS) from the Northbridge Piazza!
What’s been happening in the last week in preparation for this event?
We’ve reached the halfway mark for people to enter the competition, and it’s good to see there are lots of entries coming in – but of course we want more! So what would YOU ask an astronaut???Digital Services Friday, January 27, 2012 - 15:35
If you’re interested in the City of Light event, you’ve probably noticed that we are a little vague about the TIME contact will occur with the International Space Station (ISS). Small but incredibly important detail – how could we have missed this?Digital Services Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 15:15