Historical research or historiography, "attempts to systematically recapture the complex nuances, the people,meanings,events,and even ideas of the past that have influenced and shaped the present". (Berg & Lure, 2012, p. 305 )
Historical research relies on a wide variety of sources, both primary & secondary including unpublished material.
Historical research involves the following steps:
(Berg & Lune, 2012, p.311)
In addition to raw data and unpublished manuscripts, libraries also hold back copies of journals and newspapers.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.