Richard Court

Richard Court


    Western Australia's history unveiled in colour

    3/01/2001 11:50 AM

    Every Western Australian will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the exciting and colourful past 100 years of their State thanks to a weekly historical series which will be published in The West Australian newspaper from tomorrow.

    Launching the specially-prepared series ‘Images of the 20th Century’ this morning, Mr Court said the publications would document and acknowledge the incredible achievements, as well as the disappointments and hardships, which have played a crucial role in the development of Western Australia.

    “Over the past 100 years, Western Australia has grown to become an economic powerhouse in Australia, an internationally-respected supplier of products and services and a State known for its fantastic climate and magnificent natural attractions,” Mr Court said.

    “As a State, we are as diverse as we are vast. Importantly, the lifestyle we all enjoy is thanks to our forefathers who laid the foundations of our future, and the ‘Images’ series recognises their enormous contribution during the 20th century.”

    Mr Court said the publications also celebrated the development of Western Australia as a modern multicultural society.

    “The diversity of WA is one of our greatest strengths,” he said.

    “We have people living here from more than 150 different countries, all of whom have made their own special contribution to the State we are blessed to live in today.

    “Every Western Australian has a great deal to be proud of and, as we mark the Centenary of Federation, it is an appropriate time for us all to reflect on our State’s progress and our many achievements.”

    ‘Images of the 20th Century’ - a series which documents each decade of the last century - will be published in The West Australian each Thursday for the next 10 weeks.

    Media contact: Justine Whittome, 9222 9475