Such was life video series

WA Museum commissioned a series of 5 mini-documentaries featuring passionate locals sharing their incredible stories and taking us back in time to the origins of the pieces and collections.
Written by
Paul Barron

Season 1

For Season 2 visit Such Was Life: Season 2

Unearth the incredible stories of WAnderland with these five mini-documentaries. Produced by Paul Barron and featuring WA actors Ernie Dingo, Mahesh Jadu, Emma Jackson, Andrew Lewis and Luke Hewitt as narrators.

The music and soundtrack for “Such Was Life” was created by multi-award winning composer Tim Count and the artefacts were selected, and the scripts written, in consultation with museum staff/personnel in Dongara, Greenough and Geraldton.

For Season 2 visit Such Was Life: Season 2

We greatly appreciate the assistance and support of the State Library of WA and the assistance of other libraries and archives interstate including the Australian War Memorial.






Paul Barron

Paul's producer credits range from award-winning feature films such as Shame to the popular children’s/family TV series Ship to Shore and the international co-production Kings in Grass Castles. As a writer he created the series Serangoon Road, Stormworld, Parallax, End of Empire, Turning Point and Wild Kat. He loves history and describes Such Was Life as his “passion project.”