Western Australian Interest Group

CONVENOR: Terri Usher

EMAIL: wa.sig@fhwa.org.au

The aim of the Western Australian Interest Group is to conduct meetings for members of the Society who have an interest in Western Australian family history that is not covered by other FamilyHistoryWA Groups.

The group was set up in 2013 to give family historians the opportunity to share and increase their knowledge on the many other areas of Western Australian history other groups do not cover.  

Those immigrants who were the initial free settlers, "10 pound poms", group settlers, child migrants, or who arrived during the gold rush or after the 1st and 2nd World Wars.  

The group will also be looking into those specialised areas of Western Australia history such as Aboriginals, Chinese or European descent, those ancestors who may have lived in Orphanages, spent time in Asylums or Hospitals, records on Navy, Army, Air Force personnel, Police, Nurses or Teachers.

One of the recent projects undertaken by our group was to identify the women who travelled to WA on the Palestine between 1853-1868 - the Bride Ship Girls.



Some Interesting WA Stuff

Researching WA Links - key places to look online when researching WA

WA Research Online - powerpoint slides for a presentation by Neil Bradley to a group from GeneologySA

FamilySearch.org - Places in Western Australia