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 2018 Lunchtime Seminar Program:

Thursday 1 March 2018
Speakers: Staff of the State Records Office - Topic: 'How to find what you want in the State Archives Collection'
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played a major role in revealing Indigenous stories and perspectives on history, based on the use and interpretation of archives.  Dr Robin Barrington is a Badimia Yamatji woman and will speak about Jaal, a lawman from the Murchison region, who lived over 100 years ago.
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Speaker: Dr Joanna Sassoon
Topic: ‘The in’s and out’s of government photography’.
Joanna Sassoon is an archivist and historian and her book Agents of Empire. How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia, is a joint winner of the 2018 Margaret Medcalf Award for excellence in referencing and research. The book breaks new ground in showing ways that photographs can be used as historical evidence and how archives can shape our understanding of the past.

SRO Lunchtime Seminar Presentations

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