Earlier this year, the SRO entered into a new collaborative project with the University of Western Australia’s School of Design. Intrigued by the type of records held in the State Archives Collection, and the challenges in storing, preserving and making accessible our State’s official archives, UWA Lecturer Mark Sawyer suggested using the SRO as a “case study” and to have his first year architecture students develop proposed designs for a new SRO Search Room. This type of architectural modelling is a key requirement for architecture students as part of their course work.Damien Hassan Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 13:35
Since the start of 2017, staff have been uploading new items to the online catalogue. Many of these descriptions have been created by our Work Experience Project teams over a number of years, and feature some extra details beyond merely the item title and date range. You'll see material from the Egg Marketing Board of WA, some new intestate files and transfers from Mental Health., for instance. In addition, we’ve uploaded the remaining fieldbooks digitised with funding from the Friends of Battye.Lise Summers Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:51
Are these prison photographs the final images of Australia’s last convicts?
Western Australia was the last of the Australian colonies to receive transported convicts, the final cohort arriving in Fremantle on the Hougoumont on 9 January 1868. In recent times there has been considerable research about the lives and fate of many of the Convicts transported to WA.Gerard Foley Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 18:09
The Execution of Kenneth Brown - Edith Cowan’s father - in 1876Gerard Foley Friday, January 6, 2017 - 16:11
The State Records Office of WA (SRO) was very pleased to recently host University of Notre Dame student Kathleen Del Casale for a research-based placement during the semester. Kathleen is completing a Bachelor of Arts degree and as part of her studies was required to undertake an internship at a participating institution. Kathleen conducted her placement at SRO to carry out research on Italian immigration into WA using primary source material held in the State Archives Collection, as well as published sources held by other institutions.Damien Hassan Monday, October 31, 2016 - 13:10
The State Records Office has been digitising and geo-referencing Perth's historical Sewerage Plans to provide a fresh perspective on the past hundred years of metropolitan development. Thanks to this new initiative, architects, town planners, home owners and general researchers will be able to approach the information in these plans - which document the growth of the city and often lost parts of Perth - from a completely different angle.Damien Hassan Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:31
Lise Summers Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:22
Where SRO’s old AEON online catalogue could only show item titles – which can be uninformative - our new online catalogue allows us to add content and scope notes to the catalogue record. Work is underway on some 1890s Mines Department files in Consignment 964 and catalogue records are now including names of people applying for positions with the Department, people applying for mining leases, Asiatics applying for miner’s rights, and other detail of value to researchers.David Whiteford Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:45
Looking back over the past year and a half, I’m amazed by how much we have done, and how close we are to going live with our new system.
Lise Summers Friday, May 8, 2015 - 15:53