Western Australia has a short but intriguing history, during this time we have seen early pioneers forge a new life in a untamed land, followed by convicts, pensioner guards and gold miners all looking for a new beginning.



Cherie Strickland and Lorraine Clarke as members of, and in conjunction with the Friends of Battye Library Inc are collating the most comprehensive biographical database on the inhabitants of the East Perth Cemeteries.


Part of the process of compiling any sort of histories is of course spending many hours reading books. This led to our other great love - "BOOKS". So over a few wines one night Swan Books was conceived.

We hope you find a book of interest and continue to return for more.


Can You Help?

Genealogical researchers are always on the look out for help in contacting missing relatives and/or ancestors.