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Aboriginal dot painting with text: Aboriginal History WA and Storylines are coming to the Great Southern and Wheatbelt

Team members from Aboriginal History Western Australia (AHWA) and the State Library of Western Australia's Storylines will be hitting the road this March to jointly hold free family history sessions in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt.

Usually located in Perth, the teams will be visiting Narrogin, Katanning, Kojonup, Gnowangerup and Albany between Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 March 2024. Due to demand a second session will be held in Narrogin on the afternoon of 19 March 2024.  

The sessions will be a great opportunity for people to find out about researching their Aboriginal family ancestry and learn more about AHWA's upcoming truth-telling projects.  

The AHWA team are research experts who help Aboriginal people get access to restricted State Government records about themselves and their direct ancestors, in a culturally secure manner.

These records, which span the period from 1886 to 1972, are closed to the public due to the personal and sensitive nature of the information.

Storylines is an Aboriginal online archive managed and hosted by the State Library. It features more than 12,000 photos and materials that can help people find information about their family and provides a safe place to share materials about Aboriginal people from Western Australia.


Artwork (above): Beeliar Nyoons by Justin Martin.

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023