This subset of the Western Australian Biographical Index has recently been transcribed and made available on the website of the State Library of Western Australia by the SLWA under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License. This license permits WAGS to make the material available on our website in an interactive, searchable data table (below) with direct links to the original cards on the SLWA website.
Clicking on the WABI card number in the table will open the original index cards in a new page/tab (via links to SLWA website). Please also read the notes below the table which are a direct quote from the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) website about the WABI material becoming available. There is 1,854 entries in the table.
Some entries and people in this table may also have a gravesite image in the WAGS Lonely Graves of Western Australia website
This index has been compiled by Mrs T. Thompson of Kalgoorlie and includes entries as per the following cemeteries and cemetery records:
|Burial Place||Number of entries|
|Hayes New Find||1|
|Not known or not applicable||45|
Work began on WABI in the early 1970s when information was sought on people who lived in Western Australian prior to 1914. Publicity was sent out through local libraries, historical groups and in publication such as the West Australian. Western Australians were asked to provide genealogical information, not only on prominent identities, but also from their family records including the arrival in Western Australia, occupations, dates of birth, marriages and deaths of their ancestors. Historical material such as diaries, letters, business records, minute books, maps, family trees and photographs, were also sought for copying. Entries for the index closed in December 1979, and were filed at the Battye Library for reference.