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Western Australian Folklore Archive

Curtin University
Professor Graham Seal (Aggregated by)
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Most items in the collection are unrestricted. Selected items are available via The Western Australian Folklore Archive portal.

Contact Information

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Building 200A, Level 1, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102

Brief description

The Western Australian Folklore Archive records, preserves and gives the public access to the rich folk traditions, past and present, of Western Australians. It is the only state folklore archive in Australia. The Archive was established in 1985 by Professor Graham Seal as a repository for the fieldwork projects of WA Institute of Technology (later Curtin University of Technology) students enrolled in a Folklore unit as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Australian Studies course. The Archive has expanded over time and now includes student, staff and community collected materials comprising over 170 fieldwork projects, video recordings, photographs, items of material culture, published and unpublished works and approximately 90 oral history interviews. Professor Graham Seal donated the WA Folklore Archive to Curtin University Library in 2008.

Data time period: 1985

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