Guide to WA History

Biographical Information

General information about Western Australians from over the years. Lists many different types of directories.

WA Births, Marriages & Deaths

Guides and links to official records held by government, churches and other agencies.

Building & Architecture

A brief guide to sources in the Battye Library and the State Records Office useful for tracing information on buildings and architecture.

Bussell & Molloy Diaries

The diaries of Frances Louisa (Fanny) and Joseph Vernon Bussell as well as two diaries written by John and Georgiana Molloy in the 1830s and 40s.

Cemetery Records

A guide to finding burial records in Perth metropolitan cemeteries, as well as cemeteries in regional WA. Also lists church records for several congregations.

Electoral Rolls

A summary of where to find electoral details for many regions and electorates of Western Australia.

Exploration

A brief guide to sources in the Battye Library suitable for students researching exploration in Western Australia.

Gold

A brief guide to sources in the Battye Library suitable for students researching gold and mining in Western Australia.

Indigenous Resources

A guide to the Indigenous resources of the State Library of WA's, JS. Battye WA History Library.

Land

A brief guide to sources held in the Battye Library and the State Records Office suitable for tracing land information.

Mary Ann Friend Journal

Written in 1830, one of the earliest accounts of life in Western Australia has returned to Fremantle and can be viewed online and on display at the Western Australian Museum -Shipwreck Galleries, Cliff Street, Fremantle.

Passenger Lists

Lists arrivals in and departures from Fremantle and many other WA ports from 1829.

Place Names

A brief guide to some of the souces for research into Western Australian place names, street names, Indigenous names and plant names.

The Western Australian Post Office Directories

Are an invaluable source of information for anyone who is doing family history or research on Western Australia during the period 1893-1949. The post office directories provide information by locality, individual surname, government service, and by trade or profession.

Schools and Teachers

A brief guide to sources in the Battye Library and State records Office relating to schools and teachers.

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