News

Latest news from the department.

Featured news

Historical Agricultural and Pastoral Leases

Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

Newsletters

Subscribe to receive newsletters to your email.

All news

Remembering Mount Margaret Mission cover

Remembering Mount Margaret Mission’ sheds light on a history seldom told

4 Aug 2022
A unique insight into the lives of Aboriginal children living at the Mount Margaret Mission, located on Wongatha land in the Goldfields-Esperance region, has been produced by the State Government’s Aboriginal History WA.
Historical Agricultural and Pastoral Leases

Publications promote richness of shared history

3 Jun 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.
Reconciliation banners on St Georges Terrace, Perth

Street banners celebrate National Reconciliation Week

1 Jun 2021
Organisations from across Western Australia are showing their commitment to and support for reconciliation by sponsoring a banner through the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project.
Norman Tindale Collection cover showing an old photograph

New online resource helps trace Aboriginal family histories

25 Sep 2020
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt today launched the Norman Tindale Collection which includes genealogical information and photographs from Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.
Aboriginal children at Moore River Settlement Church, courtesy of the AHWA collection.

Aboriginal History WA helping Western Australians unlock their Aboriginal ancestry

3 Jun 2020
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt is encouraging Western Australians to use the services of Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) to learn about their Aboriginal ancestry, after gaining access to his own family records.
Rottnest Island Lighthouse on top of the steps from the beach.

State Government commences historic Rottnest Island Wadjemup Project

2 Jun 2020
A project to reconcile the history of Aboriginal people's imprisonment at Rottnest Island is one step closer, with the development of a cultural authority process to lead State-wide Aboriginal community engagement.
Illustration of stages along a road

Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

2 Jun 2020
The State Government has announced Phase 3 of the roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions in WA, with significant changes coming into effect from Saturday, June 6.
National Reconciliation Week 2020 banner

'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

26 May 2020
Western Australians are encouraged to join the digital celebration of Reconciliation Week 2020, as COVID-19 reminds us that, more than ever, we are 'In this together'.
Screenshot of the Culture WA portal

Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

5 Dec 2019
A new, free digital platform that provides access to the extraordinary collections from Western Australia's main cultural institutions through a single, searchable portal, has gone live.
​Wirrwul by Katie Ward/Warakurna Artists

History no mystery thanks to local governments

9 May 2019
The Shire of Broome, City of Cockburn and City of Kalamunda​ were among 17 local governments that helped showcase Aboriginal culture and history to their communities through Reconciliation Week celebrations.
Page reviewed 29 July 2022