Mining & Energy Archive

Mining has played a vital part in the development of Western Australia and its people.

Over the last century, Western Australia has exploited its diverse mineral and energy resources in ways that have shaped our state’s economy, society and environment. The State Library of Western Australia holds a wealth of materials, from photos to documents, that forms an archive into all aspects of Western Australia’s mining and energy industries.

Through the Mining and Energy WA project, the State Library is working with organisations and individuals to record and preserve the history of the sector for the benefit of current and future generations of Western Australians.  Donations and Purchases provides information on making private and corporate materials available to the Collection.

Members of the Library Board of WA’s Foundation Council subcommittee are working to engage with the sector and develop support for the project.  To make a cash donation to the development of this collection go to  Support the State Library.  

Last updated on: 14 Mar 2017