Aboriginal history

Working in partnership with Aboriginal communities and other stakeholders to connect people to their Aboriginal ancestry, promote reconciliation and celebrate the richness of our shared history.

Online indexes and special projects

Access historical records and information relating to Aboriginal Western Australians.

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Current Projects

Publications and projects

Gnarla Boodja Mili Mili (Our Country on Paper)

Gnarla Boodja Mili Mili (Our Country on Paper)

Map
An online interactive map acknowledging the names of Noongar places throughout the Perth CBD area, also known as Boorlo or Burrell in the Noongar language.
Moore River Native Settlement Centenary Photographic Collection cover

Moore River Native Settlement Centenary photographic collection

Book
Moore River Native Settlement Centenary photographic collection​
No Less Worthy cover

No Less Worthy

Book
A publication acknowledging the significant contribution of WA Aboriginal volunteers to the World War One effort.
Right Wrongs publication cover

Right Wrongs

Toolkit
'67 Referendum – WA 50 years on.
They Served With Honour cover

They Served With Honour

Book
Untold Stories of Western Australian Aboriginal Servicemen at Gallipoli.

News

Events

Geraldton Aboriginal Family History Sessions


Geraldton
Free event. Multiple dates and times available Monday 21, Wednesday 2) and Friday 25 June 2021.
A history black and white photo of people sitting down in a group

Geraldton Aboriginal Family History Session


Rangeway
Free event
A historic image of Aboriginal people at a camp

Leonora Aboriginal Family History Session


Leonora
Free event. Everyone Welcome. Lunch provided.
A historic image of Aboriginal people at a camp

Kalgoorlie Aboriginal Family History Session


Kalgoorlie
Free event
Page reviewed 05 August 2019