Online Collections

The Western Australian Museum have developed a number of collection databases and collection-based online resources for the benefit of the public.

Use the links below to begin exploring these resources.


  • Slides from the Dywer and Mackay photographic collection

    18 Dec 2014

    Dwyer and Mackay Photographic Collection

    J.J. Dwyer came to Kalgoorlie in the late 1800s with a dream of opening his own photography studio. He worked hard to achieve his dream, and he soon opened his own photography studio in Hannan Street.

    Dwyer took countless studio portraits of his many clients, and he also maintained an interest in documenting Kalgoorlie and Goldfields life, including social events, industrial activities (even taking images in underground mines), and landscapes.

    In 1917 Dwyer sold his studio to fellow photographer Thomas Mackay, who ran the studio until 1945.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • A snail crawling over bright red pebbles

    4 Feb 2014

    Field Guide to the terrestrial and freshwater molluscs of the Pilbara region

    A series of web pages have been developed as a field identification tool for Pilbara terrestrial and freshwater molluscs (mostly snails). It includes basic information on the various terrestrial and freshwater mollusc families, and in some cases genera and species, that commonly occur in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, plus a list of key scientific literature that deals with each group.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Western Australian Museum

  • Scientific descriptive photo of a novel millipede species

    1 Feb 2013

    WAMinals

    WAMinals provides photos, key diagnostic characteristics, and distribution data of species of interest in Western Australia based on records from the Western Australian Museum which includes undescribed species. This website is mostly focused on terrestrial and subterranean invertebrate animals. WAMinals is currently a service that requires a login and user account to access; an account can be requested from the website free of charge.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Western Australian Museum

  • Screen grab of the Shipwrecks database website

    29 Nov 2012

    Shipwrecks

    The Maritime Archaeology shipwreck database contains information and details on Western Australian shipwrecks recorded by the Western Australian Museum

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • Screen grab of the shipwrecks artefacts database website

    29 Nov 2012

    Shipwreck artefacts

    The shipwreck artefact database is a searchable index for artefacts that have been recorded by the Maritime Archaeology department.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • Screen grab of the Numismatics Database website

    29 Nov 2012

    Numismatics

    The numismatic database allows for specialised searches for coin and coin details that the Western Australian Museum has found during Maritime Archaeology expeditions.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • Screen grab of the ANCODS database website

    29 Nov 2012

    ANCODS

    The ANCODS (Agreement between Australia and the Netherlands Concerning Old Dutch Shipwrecks) database provides a fully searchable index of all shipwrecks artefacts pertaining to consolidated ANCODS colection.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • A pinned specimen of a native cockroach

    21 Feb 2012

    Digitised Type Specimens

    This resource lists some of our digitised type specimens from within our collections. All images are ultra high-resolution and the site contains some scanning and zooming tools so you can view features at a very high resolution.

     

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    Online Collection Resource
    Western Australian Museum

  • Screen grab of the NatureMap website

    16 Feb 2011

    Nature Map

    NatureMap represents the most comprehensive window currently available on the distribution of Western Australia's flora and fauna. It contains information from the State's two premier collections at the WA Herbarium and the WA Museum.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • Screen grab of the OZCAM website

    16 Feb 2011

    OZCAM

    Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums.

    From this site you can search, map and download species records from many of Australia’s fauna collections.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • A pseudoscorpion on a plain white background

    16 Feb 2011

    Pseudoscorpions

    This website is designed to provide some information on the wonderful world of pseudoscorpions and, in particular, provide lists of valid names, taxonomy browsers, fossil fauna and a comprehensive list of the scientific literature that deal with pseudoscorpions. NOTE - the old version (v1.2) is still available, but will be turned off shortly.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Danny Murphy

  • The WA Museum Sandbox logo

    15 Feb 2011

    WAM Sandbox - including collection APIs

    The WA Museum Sandbox is where we publish our collection APIs (currently our Maritime Archaeology Collections) and invite researchers and the public to create new products and mashups.

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    Online Collection Resource
    Western Australian Museum