SRO Lunchtime Seminars

The State Records Office of Western Australia invites you to our annual series of Lunchtime Seminars. Featuring a variety of topics, these seminars are designed to inform researchers about the State Records Office, the State Archives collection and historical and other types of research based on archival sources. The seminars also provide researchers with an opportunity to meet fellow researchers, learn about members of staff, and provides a forum for questions and discussions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Lunchtime seminars usually occur between 12.30 and 1.30pm on the day advertised and are usually held in the SRO’s South West Room, next to the SRO's Search Room, unless stated otherwise below.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their sandwiches and drinks to the Seminars. Tea and Coffee are provided.

The 2016 Lunchtime Seminar Program

Thursday 3 March 2016
Speaker: Gerard Foley, Senior Archivist, SRO - Topic: 'Lost in the Bush? Researching 19th and early 20th century land records in the State Archives collection - a seminar for beginners'
 
 
Thursday 7 July 2016
Speaker: Dr Chris Owen; Topic: ‘Every mother’s son is guilty…’ Policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882-1905. Later this year Chris Owen will be releasing a book about police and the policing of the Aboriginal people in the Kimberley district over 100 years ago. This Seminar will be held to celebrate NAIDOC week.
 
Wednesday 31 Aug 2016
Speaker: Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist, SRO; Topic: 'Stranger than Fiction: tales of the unexpected from the State Archives Collection'
 
Nov 2016
Speaker: tba; Topic: tba
 
 

From time to time SRO Lunchtime Seminar speakers provide their presentations for future reference. To view them see our Lunchime Seminar Presentations page.