Useful Links

This collection of Useful Links has been compiled from input by the WAEDP Editorial Team and Contributing Authors. Thanks to Phil Bianchi, Geoff Blackburn, Peter Bridge, Gail Dreezens, Alex George, Kimble Jury, Sheryl Milentis, Rob O'Connor, Ned Overton, and Les Westerlund.

If you have any suggestions to improve the list please contact the Series Editors.

 

 

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AEON
(Archives Explored Online)

AEON allows you to search and identify specific records held in the State archives collection.

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Albany History Collection

Established in the 1980s to collect documentary historical information on Albany and the surrounding regions.

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Army Museum WA

Comprehensive historical records of all WA military matters.

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

Concise and informative descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

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Australian National Dictionary

A dictionary of Australianisms that records the historical development of Australian words and phrases from their earliest use to the present day.

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Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

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Biographies of Botanical
Collectors and Illustrators

Biographical information on plant collectors and illustrators or others relevant to Australian botany.

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Birth Deaths Marriages NSW

Free online search of births, deaths and marriages.

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Birth Deaths Marriages NT

No research access allowed.

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Birth Deaths Marriages NZ

NZ death certificates are available iwhere the deceased's date of birth was more than 80 years ago.

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Birth Deaths Marriages QLD

Free online search of births, deaths and marriages.

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Birth Deaths Marriages SA

Free online search of births, deaths and marriages.

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Birth Deaths Marriages TAS

Microfiche - libraries only.

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Birth Deaths Marriages VIC

A charge of $1 per page of 20 search results applies.

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Birth Deaths Marriages WA

Free online historic index searching of births, deaths and marriages from 1841.

STATE

BIRTHS

MARRIAGES

DEATHS

NSW (Church)

1788-1855

1788-1855

1788-1855

NSW

1856-1914

1856-1964

1856-1984

NT

No research access allowed 

NZ

1848-1915

1848-1935

1848-1985

QLD

1829-1915

1829-1940

1829-1985

SA

1842-1928

1842-1937

1842-1972

TAS

Microfiche - libraries only 

VIC

1853-1912

1853-1942

1853-1988

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1841-1932

1841-1936

1841-1971

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Cemetery Records
Western Australia

Includes an Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868.

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Conversions

Convert just about anything to anything else.

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Country Cemeteries WA

Free access to information about burials at Western Australian cemeteries.

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Country Cemeteries
 and War Memorials

An aid to family historians.

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Country Town Names

A summary of the origins for town names in rural Western Australia.

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Day of the week
for any date

A calculator to ascertain the day of the week for any date in history.

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Dead Persons Society

Perth DPS put FAMILY back into family history.

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East Perth Cemeteries

A project by the National Trust and Friends of Battye Library.

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FloraBase

Search the Flora of WA by scientific or common name, synonym, or colour.

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Friends of Battye Library

Surveyors’ fieldbooks digitising project helps the WAEDP.

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Geological Survey WA

Annual Reports.

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Gold value
through the ages

Price of gold from 1257 to the Present.

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Google Newspapers

An online collections of newspapers from around the world, US centric.

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Government Gazette WA

Online search of the Western Australian Government Gazette.

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Hansard WA

Online search of the Archives from 1870 to 1995.

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Hesperian Press

Real Australian books. More than 500 Australiana and Western Australiana titles since 1969.

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Historic Value of
the Australian Dollar

A tool to calculate the change in cost of a representative ‘basket of goods and services’ over a period of time.

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History Council
of Western Australia

The peak body representing history in Western Australia, the Council pledges to advance the practice and place of history at all levels and in all settings and to advocate historical interests on behalf of the whole community.

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History of River Names

A summary of the origins for river names in Western Australia – A–O.

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inHerit

Heritage places listed in the State Register of Heritage Places, local government inventories, and the Australian Government's heritage list.

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Ireland-Australia
Transportation Database

Online database of Irish transportees to Australia.

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Maps of WA

Free maps of Perth, Fremantle, Mandurah, the South West and Western Australia.

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Maps of Australia

Free 1:250,000 digital topographical maps. Covering the whole of Australia.

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Maps of Australia

Search maps of Australia and the world. Includes printed sheets, atlases, globes, aerial photographs, star charts, nautical charts and tourist maps.

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Maps of Australia

Free 1:250,000 digital topographical maps. Covering the whole of Australia.

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Metropolitan Cemeteries
Board WA

Online search of all burials listed with the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.

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Minerals and Petroleum
Department WA

Annual Reports 1890 - 2011

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Monuments
Australia

Public monuments and memorials to commemorate people involved in the discovery and exploration of Australia.

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National Archives
of Australia

The National Archives of Australia collects and preserves government records that reflect our history and identity.

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National Film and
Sound Archive

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is the nation’s living archive – collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage.

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National Library
of Australia

Online search of the Catagolue.

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The National Archives,
Kew, England

The national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom holds over 1,000 years of the nation's records.

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Number of days
between any two dates

A calculator to ascertain the number of days between any two dates.

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Outback Family
History WA

Local and family history on the Western Australian Goldfields.

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Place Names
of Australia

The Gazetteer provides information on the location and spelling of more than 370,000 geographical names across Australia.

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Police Gazette of
Western Australia

The Police Gazette of Western Australia (1876 onwards) is a valuable resource for researching police and criminals in Western Australia.

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Post Office
Directories WA

The Western Australia Post Office Directory, 1893-1949 provides information by locality, individual surname, government service, and by trade or profession.

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Royal Commissions WA

Royal Commissions held in Western Australia from 1892 to the present.

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RSL WA

The RSL holds records of WA service veterans.

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The Ryerson Index

Death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers.

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Service Records

Australian defence forces’ service records from federation held in the National Archives of Australia.

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The Ships List

Immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, and shipping line fleet lists as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and South Africa.

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State Library of
Western Australia

Western Australian journals, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, books, music, and maps.

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State Library of
Western Australia
Foundation

The State Library of Western Australia Foundation fosters support for the work of the SLWA and the public library network, and the issues of literacy and learning they pursue.

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State Records Office
of Western Australia

The Western Australian public records authority with responsibility for managing, preserving and providing access to the State's records.

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Trove

Find and get over 400, 000, 000 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives.

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Royal WA
Historical Society

The RWAHS has a museum with a unique art collection, an extensive reference library, a boutique bookshop and a photographic collection.

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Western Australian
Genealogical Society

Publishes Western Ancestor and organises genealogical events.

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Western Australian
History Foundation

Encourages interest in and knowledge of Western Australian history and assist with the production, publication and distribution of researched material.

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WA Police
Historical Society

The Western Australia Police Historical Society was formed to research and preserve the history of the WA Police Force.

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