Western Australia Team

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Categories Western Australia and Swan River Colony (1829-1832)
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Welcome to the Western Australia Team Page

Flag of Western Australia

So much has happened in the lives of the millions of people who have lived in Western Australia that all the libraries of the world would not be enough to house the books that would have to be written to record every detail.[1]


Western Australia Team

Team Leader: Mark Dorney

  • I'm currently focused on "filling in the gaps", ensuring that 90%+ of all births, deaths and marriages recorded in Western Australia from 1829 are represented in wikitree, and that those individuals are connected to all their first degree relatives. Currently (August 2023) this task is up to 1858.

Team members:


Our main goal is to ensure that all Western Australian profiles are of a high standard, as complete as possible, with sources, and connected to the global tree.

Other Goals

  • Add profiles for the traditional indigenous land owners, settlers, and pioneers
  • Categorisation; making sure categories have CIB's and are in the correct hierarchy structure
  • Improving profiles by adding sources, adding biographies, connecting, and clearing up and data problems and suggestions
  • Creating special interest topic teams (e.g. sappers and miners, Enrolled Pensioner Force, Group settlement scheme, Parkhurst boys, or any other special interest topic

Task List

Task Ideas

If you'd like to help out and don't already have your own pet projects to work on, here are some ideas

Sticker Templates

These templates can be used on profiles by copy the text including brackets and pasting directly under the biography heading on a profile, and this will result in the corresponding image.

{{Australia Sticker|Western Australia}}

Western Australia flag
... ... ... was born in Western Australia, Australia

{{Australia Born in Colony|colony=Swan River Colony}}

... ... ... was born in the Swan River Colony (1828-1832)

{{Australia Born in Colony|colony=Colony of Western Australia}}

... ... ... was born in the Colony of Western Australia (1832-1900)

{{Australia Came Free|colony=Swan River Colony}}

... ... ... came free to the Swan River Colony (1828-1832)

{{Australia Came Free|colony=Colony of Western Australia}}

... ... ... came free to the Colony of Western Australia (1832-1900)

{{Australian Convicts |fleet=after |colony=Western Australia }}

... ... ... was a convict after the Third Fleet transported to Western Australia

Free-Space Pages

Free space pages that are relevent to Western Australia are added here to identify what already exists, and figure out what the team will do moving forward.

Western Australia Historical Images
Belgravia 1866
Dudbrook 1852
Western Australia Cemeteries Team
Western Australia, Cemetery Free Space Pages
Deanmill Western Australia One Place Study
Western Australia Local Government Directory


Western Australia
Western Australia, Places


Western Australia Research Resources

Research resources for Western Australia genealogy, access by clicking on the individual links.

Vital Statistics

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Justice
Level 10
141 St Georges Terrace
Telephone: 1300 305 021
Facsimile: (08) 9264 1599


Yes WA has Census records. Unfortunately the 1832 Census and 1837 Census are not on-line, but the State Library will do lookups for you.

Shipping Lists

Biographical Lists

Societies, Groups and Organisations

Miscellaneous Resources

  • Fremantle Stuff has a lot of historical information.
  • Geoscience Australia Place Name Search
  • Dead Reckoning an ebook on how to research your Western Australian Ancestors provided by the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA)
  • State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) the SLWA website has scans of the old post office directories available to peruse, also police gazettes, ephemera and so much more
  • Trove Trove is a provided by the National Library of Australia, and offers so many great resources, however the digitised newspaper collection is fully searchable. You can also browse publications by place; so type in Western Australia and you will find a long list of newspapers, and other publications, and a whole tonne of issues and editions to browse!

Books Recommended Reading

  • Gill, A. (2016). Convict Assignment in Western Australia 1842-1851. Carlisle, Western Australia: Hesperian Press.
  • History of West Australia ebook on wikisource, it is in the public domain because it was published in Australia and its copyright has expired, in accordance with Australian copyright laws this now belongs in the public domain. It is also a great book.

Related WikiTree Links

Group Settlement Scheme Poster 2



  1. Davis, Russell Earls. (2012) A concise history of Western Australia. Woodslane Press; Warriewood, NSW. pg 1.

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Thanks Gillian! :-)
posted by Kylie Haese
Another great page Kylie. Excellent work!
posted by Gillian Thomas

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