State library seeks election donations

Known as ‘ephemera’, they are valuable to researchers seeking to understand past events.

Almost unheard of in Australian Federal politics, the half-Senate election for six Senators on April 5 will be of interest to researchers and historians, as well as present and future generations of West Australians.

The last election of its type took place in South

Australia in 1907.

People are encouraged to send print materials by post or in-person to

Ephemera materials, State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth 6000.

The State Library also collects electronic materials such as PDFs and screen captures of websites.

These can be sent to