by Glen McLaren
Today, few can comprehend what it was like to live through the trauma of the Great Depression as a child. Grinding poverty meant that many children had to work — they had no option, for there was no social security, and an extended childhood was an unaffordable luxury. These are the speakers’ own stories in their own words, presenting a moving tribute…Read more »
In 1937, the Commonwealth Government and the States resolved to adopt as official policy the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. That policy envisaged the ultimate disappearance of the Aboriginal race. Although this policy was replaced after the Second World War with assimilation, much of the underlying purpose remained. Our State of…Read more »
by Jan Ryan
The small number of Chinese gardeners who are etched in our memories are but a modest reminder of the Chinese who worked, died or sojourned in Western Australia in the nineteenth century. Ancestors offers an important understanding of the history of Chinese in Western Australia, where they came from, why they came, and how they lived in the colony.Read more »
Set amongst the low scrub of the Mogumber sand plain north of Perth, the Moore River Native Settlement was, for thirty years, ‘sort of a place like home’ for thousands of Aboriginal people. Alternately sanctuary, work camp, orphanage, prison and rural idyll, the settlement was part of a bold social experiment by the Chief Protector of Aborigines A…Read more »
Anzac weekend in Perth
On the 2015 Anzac Centenary long weekend, Fremantle Press will participate in a three-day community event with free family activities designed to promote an understanding of the Anzac legacy.