Sea to suburbia

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

14 May 2024 to 28 November 2025

Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


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



Embark on a nostalgic journey from sea to suburbia through 4 decades of photographs capturing the people, places and daily life of Western Australia.

Relish in iconic scenes of Western Australia: sunny beaches, scenic suburbs, thriving industries and meandering rivers. Be challenged by images that illustrate our changing attitudes to the environment and urban development. Leave with a new understanding of what it means to be a 'West Australian'.

Highlighting the role of Australian government photographers in preserving our visual heritage, this fascinating exhibition will evoke memories and spark conversations.

Exclusive Saturday openings on Saturday 13 July, Saturday 2 November 2024 and Saturday 22 March 2025.