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SLWA calls on community to help honour prominent WA women

The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) is working with the WA Women’s Hall of Fame to collect and preserve the documentary history of 169 women who were inducted between 2011 and 2017.

Established in 2011, the WA Women’s Hall of Fame aims to recognise the contributions that women of influence have made to the economic, social and cultural fabric of Western Australia. Inductees include authors Elizabeth Jolley and Sally Morgan, and state archivist and principal librarian of the Battye Library Margaret Medcalf.

SLWA is calling for donations of materials related to the 169 women’s lives, including original photographs, documents, diaries, personal correspondence and records, which SLWA will make publicly available.

This year, 14 women across a range of categories were inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame, including Nicola Forrest, CEO of the Minderoo Foundation, which supports community development through education and the arts.

For more information, see the SLWA website.


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