Weird and Wonderful WA

To celebrate WA Day on Monday 1 June, we selected a set of photographs of Western Australia to remind people of stories to share with their families, provoke some amusement and interest, and highlight a place, event or activity that people might be unaware of. It was also a way to remind people that our photographic collection is vast and much of it is available to view through our catalogue. You can type a keyword into the search box, and limit the search to State Library Pictures, and click on each of the records to view our digitised photographs.

We had a visit from the family of the man who is on the right hand side of the giant karri tree photo – they were thrilled to see the photograph and told us that they still had the saw that is shown. Some of the other popular photos were the skull from Adventure World, and the Perth Airport swans brought back many memories. You can see a slide-show of the photographs here: http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/whats_on/events/weird

A logging team in the karri forest., 1915

A logging team in the karri forest., 1915

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