This page is designed to help you learn more about the history and heritage of Gwalia and how we take care of the buildings, objects and archives in our collection.

Reading lists


Arlene Collings, Gwalia School the Missing Years, 2006

Collin Turnbull, Looking Back: Gwalia-Leonora, Western Australia 1895-1963, 1990

Denise Cook & Jacqui Sherriff, Gwalia Unearted, 2008

Kennedy Williams, Mullock, Mulga and Memories…Tales of Gwalia and Leonora, 2004

Lenore Laymand & Crienna Fitzgerald (editors) 110° In The Waterbag, A History of Life, Work and Leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the Northern Goldfields, 2011

Lorenzo Mazza, Renzo’s Story, 2005

Roland Rocchiccioli, And Be Home Before Dark, 2008

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Oral History

Oral History Interview transcripts. A Oral History project  done by Dr Crienna Fitzgerald in 2003 as part of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project “Family and Social Life on the North Eastern Goldfields”.

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Hoover’s Gold, Mago Films/SBS, 2005
The Nickel Queen, Fauna Productions/Channel 7, 1971

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Built heritage

ICOMOS Burra Charter -

Resource documents at Heritage Council of Western Australia website -

State Heritage Listing for townsite and museum precinct (search ‘Gwalia’)

Australian Heritage Website (Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities)

International Council on Monuments and Sites

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Object collections

Museums Australia (National organisations for museums sector)

Museums Australia website

National Standards for Museums and Galleries -

The International Council of Museums Australia (ICOM Australia)

Significance 2.0 (Guide to assessing the significance of collections)

Collections Australia Network

Legal Issues for Australian Archives, Galleries, Libraries and Museums

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The Australian Institute for the conservation of Cultural Material

International committee to protect the world's cultural heritage threatened by armed conflict and natural disasters

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Paper-based (archives and photographs) collection

Resource documents from Australian Society of Archivists

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Interpretation Australia website

ICOMOS Ename Charter

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Goldfields Tourism Network

Golden Quest Trail

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We have compiled a list of online resources in the PDF linked below.

PDF Online Resources (PDF KB)

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