Please be advised: this website contains the names, images and voices of people who are now deceased.
Culture WA has a responsibility to preserve and make accessible the history and culture of Western Australia in all its various forms. The intention of Culture WA is to support research, and to reveal actions of the past that have impacted upon communities, families, and individuals.
In doing so, Culture 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. Culture WA does not endorse this language and apologises for any distress caused.
The term ‘Aboriginal’ within historical records is used to denote all peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Across this portal, the term ‘Aboriginal’ may also be taken to encompass those who identify as Torres Strait Islander.