General research

Authors, academics, students, government agencies, people doing community history research or anyone with an interest in Aboriginal history in WA.


History researcher applicants include:

  1. those researching for their own purposes
  2. those researching about, or on behalf of another person

Access to records for researchers are assessed under the Policy for Access to Restricted Information Managed by the Aboriginal History Research Unit.

History researchers can be given access to third party personal information where it is considered this access is in the public interest. In these cases, information that identifies people must be censored from the record.

Application form


Native Title Access Policy

Access to information that is culturally sensitive to Aboriginal people can only do so with permission.

Policy for access to restricted State records

Access to Restricted State Records and other Historical Material Managed by the Aboriginal History Research Unit.

Contact us

Contact Aboriginal History Research Services

Telephone 1800 161 301
Address Level 2, State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth
Post PO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Twitter @The_ACHWA

Page reviewed 01 December 2021