Centre for Western Australian History

About us

The Centre for Western Australia History (CWAH) was established in 1985 on the Indian Ocean’s eastern shores. It is unique for its focus on Australia’s histories from regional perspectives. Members engage with Western Australia’s diverse histories and identities through facilitating historical research and presentation to the highest professional standards.

Our aims

The Centre aims to foster a strong and dynamic research environment for scholars in Western Australian history, and be a leading member of history communities at the local, state, continental and world levels.


The Centre supports innovative and experiential learning environments in Western Australian history, including through the practice of public history. We can make the connections between those wanting a history produced and those able to produce that history.



ERA rating of 5 (Well Above World Standard) for Historical Studies

Member of the History Council of Western Australia

Community engagement

Current research projects

PhD opportunities

Academics associated with the Centre are available for supervising topics in Western Australian history or histories that include Western Australian perspectives.

Research centres with
similar regional interests

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