Events & Talks

Throughout the year the State Library organises a range of exciting events, most of them free. For events at a glance, check out the events calendar.

From stimulating lectures and talks inspired by our exhibitions and collections to films and concerts - there is something to interest everyone. All venues at the library are wheelchair accessible.

NAIDOC Week 5 - 12 July 2015 

Nadj Nidj Maaya (What's that sound?): Old songs and Noongar language 

Monday 6 July 12:00 - 1:00pm 
Where: State Library Theatre 

Using the archives of the JS Battye Library of West Australian history, Clint Bracknell has identified over 50 songs in Noongar language. Come and hear Clint discuss how recirculating old songs in a resilient network of Noongar relationships and country can ‘sing back’ at the archive.

Free event. Book now to secure your seat. 
All venues at the State Library are wheelchair accessible.

Koort karlup kaartdijin 
Heart, home and story 

When: 5 - 12 July 2015 
Where: State Library Nook, Ground Floor 

Koort karlup kaartdijin invites you to celebrate the diversity and resilience of Aboriginal culture and history in Western Australia. The images in this exhibition express stories of home (karlup) and heart (koort), and form part of Storylines, an online archive of Aboriginal heritage material held at the State Library of Western Australia 

Storylines strengthens and supports Aboriginal culture and heritage by connecting Aboriginal families, communities and individuals to photographs, family trees, oral histories, language books, newspapers and videos. This heritage material has found new meaning in the memories and stories that people have generously shared, leaving the darkness of the archives to return to the hearts (koort) and homes (karlup) of the families of people long since passed. 

Weird and Wonderful WA

On WA Day, visitors were invited to explore the weird and wonderful past through photographs from the State Library of Western Australia's pictorial collection and to create a caption of their own. 

To find out more about each of the photographs have a look at our Weird and Wonderful slideshow. Click on the caption and it will take you through to the State Library catalogue for more detailed information.

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