Government of Western Australia: New platform promoting treasures from across WA goes live

Government of Western Australia: New platform promoting treasures from across WA goes live. “Collections WA’ is live. This new digital platform will share regional and community Western Australia’s extensive collection of cultural, creative and natural material with a world-wide audience. Developed as part of the McGowan Government’s $1 million election commitment to promote regional museums and collections, ‘Collections WA’ is a shared resource that can be used by every community collecting institution across Western Australia. It will share the stories of our unique environment, history, culture, and identity.”

The West Australian: Researcher delves into convict past

The West Australian: Researcher delves into convict past. “The convict register includes details of the 2500 men who arrived in the district at differing stages of their prison sentences. Some arrived as probationer prisoners at the Geraldton Convict Hiring Depot or as members of road parties living in tents, some as ticket of leave men (parolees) and some whose sentences were almost over and were granted more freedom to move.”

ABC News (Australia): The final words of CY O’Connor captured in a suicide note displayed on Culture WA website

This is from early December but apparently I missed it. From ABC News (Australia): The final words of CY O’Connor captured in a suicide note displayed on Culture WA website. “CY O’Connor’s letter and other material relating to his engineering works are featured on a new website displaying some of [Western Australia]’s most significant treasures and stories for the first time. Launched today, Culture WA is a digital portal, combining collections from the State Records Office, the WA Museum, the State Library and from next year, the Art Gallery of WA.”