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Credits and Contacts

The Project to produce the Western Perspectives on a Nation series of web sites was funded by the National Council for the Centenary of Federation through the Western Australian State Library Custodians and the Save Our Century Fund.  The sites are devised to celebrate one hundred years of Australian federation and are published by The Library and Information Service of Western Australia. All the materials included are found in the  collections of the J S Battye Library of West Australian History. 

The aim of the Project was to select images, from the Battye collections, that told the story of Australia's economic and social development through the twentieth century - as viewed from Western Australia.  The seven linked sites funded by the original grant cover the themes of architecture and building, the land, the sea, mining, transport, migration and settlement, and clothing. An eighth site showing images of women through the century has been added through the generosity of private donor to the Save Our Century Fund.

Project Team

Leigh Hays

Compiler and historian

Maryon Craig

Scanning and indexing

Patrick Moore

Site design and technical supervision

Andrew Macdonald


The Project Team is grateful for the advice and support of Dr Ronda Jamieson, Director, Battye Library. 


Comments on the sites will be welcome at the following address:

       The Director
       JS Battye Library of West Australian History
       Alexander Library Building
       Perth Cultural Centre
       PERTH   Western Australia   6000

      or Email :

Please note: The content on this website is made available for archival purposes and may not meet the State Library of Western Australia's current standards for web accessibility, mobile device compatibility, historical accuracy and cultural sensitivity.