New Western Australian Exploration website now online

The new website for the Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project, on the popular WordPress platform, went online Friday 18 July 2014.

The Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project started in 2000 and has since published nine high quality volumes of explorers’ reports, diaries and journals – with three more volumes due out in the latter half of 2014.

A new feature of the site is the inclusion of excerpts from each of the volumes. Excerpts from Western Australian Exploration 1826-1835 are already active and those from subsequent volumes will be added soon. The new Western Australian Exploration site is now searchable. It features an array of tools for researchers, and a growing list of links to a variety of useful and interesting sites. A complete list of all Explorations to date is also included.

This weekly blog will complement the website.

Western Australian Exploration is one of the few projects of its type anywhere in the world. Indeed, few have attempted such a project before.

As Western Australian Exploration grows and builds its reputation as a substantial and credible Project it is garnering more attention from our audience and our sponsors. Our readership and number of subscribers is growing steadily and I expect this increased interest to continue with our ‘new look’.

To ensure that you receive this weekly blog please visit the new site and enter your email address in the orange coloured Join Our Mailing List bar towards the bottom of the page.

Kim Epton
Series Editor
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Should you wish to use any part of the Western Australian Exploration blog or website, please contact me – you will more than likely get an accommodating response.


7 thoughts on “New Western Australian Exploration website now online”

  1. Hi I am hoping to use this web site with children searching for history assignments. Understandably considering the children I am working with are between the ages of 8 -12 their sense of copyright is one fo the skills we are teaching. To avoid plagarism and unnecessary printing the children are beign taught to copy relevant pieces and then dump these into a new document and then in a separate document write their inofrmation. The dumped article would then be listed in the references list and also would be deleted form our computers. Will this method be a problem for your google alert mentioned in the introduction? The other method we let such young children do is to print one relevant page and them high light and identify key points form here. Once again I am wondering whether this is going to cause problems? This looks like an amazing site nad one I will share with other teachers.

    1. Hello Peta,

      This reply is so dated I’m sure it’s not relevant to 2014 anymore. I had vision issues for 4 months and this site was pretty much unmonitored. Now OK.

      My reply holds for 2015.

      I have no issue with you or your students accessing and downloading any part of the site with suitable attribution. The Volumes (10 so far) are all readily available and if your library doesn’t have them perhaps some pressure needs to be applied. At around $100 they are expensive but when one considers the chronological series it works out at $1 per diary.

      As you would have gathered from the website the diaries are taken verbatim from source documents. This results in some very non-PC language that many have been sheltered from but for which we make no apology. While there is no profanity some of reports contain remarks that today are considered to be racially offensive that you may want to screen from 8-12 year old children.

      Kim Epton

  2. I have 3 decades of experience collating Western Australian / Australian history of family trees. Happy to help network. My family were first pioneers of Tasmania, then Ballan, Victorian goldfields, then Kalgoorlie Goldfields, now 5 generations are Australia wide. Happy to help research and network. I also make smooth handmade recycled paper and publish my own books, and can help you publish with my ISBN numbers.

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