Capturing WA: government photographers in Western Australia

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

23 May 2024

11 to 11:45 am


National Archives of Australia
Western Australia Office
Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003



Travelling the breadth of the country, Australian Government photographers for the Australian News and Information Bureau captured Australian people, places and practices.

A selection of these images depicting Western Australia from the 1940s to the 1980s are showcased in our upcoming exhibition Sea to suburbia: this is WA opening at National Archives of Australia in Perth on Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Join this free seminar to learn more about the Bureau and the people behind the lens.

Learn how these striking images of Western Australia were curated from more than 10 million photographs held in the national archival collection.