Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery

Grant type

ARC Discovery Project



This project aims to bring Australia into the global history of slavery by exploring the legacies of British slavery in Western Australia. Through developing innovative methods for biographical research and digital mapping, it will trace the movement of capital, people and culture from slave-owning Britain to WA, and produce a new history of the continuing impact of slavery wealth in shaping colonial immigration, investment, and law.

West Australian Coast
Ross Funnel. ‘West Australian Coast’ CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0