Well I'm from Perth originally, currently living in Geraldton now though.
I never was into BBS' etc however I used to buy some games off a guy out near Midland who had thousands of disks and a room full of Amigas. I think he advertised in the paper. I remember ringing him up about 12 years ago when I saw his ad in the paper and being amazed at how cheap he could sell Flight of The Amazon Queen for! Little did I realise it was cracked - didn't matter to a 12 year old kid though!