Previous Lunchtime Seminars

Thursday 1 March 2018
Speakers: Staff of the State Records Office - Topic: 'How to find what you want in the State Archives Collection'
Tuesday 8 May 2018
Speaker: Dr Andy Kaladelfos, Senior Research Fellow with ‘The Prosecution Project’ at Griffith University Criminology Institute
Tuesday 10 July 2018
Speaker: Dr Robin Barrington, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University
Topic:  ‘The Story of Jaal’ – SRO Lunchtime Seminar for NAIDOC Week
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Topic: ‘The in’s and out’s of government photography’.
Friday 28 April 2017
Speakers: Lorraine Clarke & Cherie Strickland, Swan Genealogy - Topic: 'Photographs of Australia's Last Convicts'
Friday 9 June 2017 - International Archives Day
Speaker: Cathrin Cassarchis, State Archivist - Topic: 'Layers of value: changes of perception - the place of archives in culture and society'
Wednesday 5 July 2017 (NAIDOC Week)
Topic: Aborignal family history, Speakers: Staff of the SRO 
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'
6 May 2016
Speaker: Dr Ingrid van Bremen, University of Western Australia; Topic: 'Western Building Construction: Walls' - a Lunchtime Seminar for the WA Heritage Festival
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 is held to celebrate NAIDOC week.
31 August 2016
Speaker: Damien Hassan, Senior Archivist, SRO; Topic: 'Stranger than Fiction: tales of the unexpected from the State Archives Collection'
4 March 2015
Speakers: Harjit Singh and Tarun Preet Singh, Australian Sikh Heritage; Topic: The History of Western Australian Sikhs
27 May 2015
Speaker: Dr Francesco Gerali, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia; Topic: Oil and archives. What sources reveal the history of the petroleum industry in Australia?
8 July 2015
Speakers: Professor Anna Haebich and Dr Elfie Shiosaki, Curtin University; Topic: 'Unearthing a Treasury': Noongar Letters, 1860s-1960s
17 Sept 2015
Speaker: Gerard Foley, SRO; Topic: Lives in Archives; Venue: City of Joondalup Library
18 Nov 2015
Speaker: Diane Oldman; Topic: From the Crimea to Western Australia: Veterans of the Battle of Balacava
7 March 2014 - Speaker: Dr Lise Summers, SRO - Topic: 'Archival intelligence - searching archives catalogues and finding aids'

14 May 2014 - Speaker: Dr Ingrid van Bremen, University of Western Australia - Topic: ‘Western Building Construction: Roofs' - a seminar celebrating the Heritage Festival 2014

9 July 2014 - Speaker: Dr Ann Hunter - Topic: A Different Kind of “Subject”: Colonial Law in Aboriginal European Relations in Early 19th Century Western Australia – a seminar celebrating NAIDOC week

24 October 2014: Dr Lise Summers, SRO - Topic: 'From AEON to AtoM: developing a new catalogue system for SRO'
20 November 2014 - Speaker: Tom Reynolds, SRO - Topic: 'How to research Colonial Secretary's Office records in SRO'
6 March 2013 - Speaker: Gerard Foley - Topic: 'How to find what you want in the State Archives' - a seminar for beginners and refreshers (repeated on Wednesday 13 March 2013 - same time and venue)
8 May 2013 - Speaker: Dr Fiona Bush - Topic: ‘The contribution that Convicts made to Perth's private building sector between 1850 and 1880' - a seminar celebrating the Heritage Festival 2013
3 July 2013 - Speaker: Professor Len Collard - Topic: 'Aboriginal place names in Perth and the South West' – a seminar celebrating NAIDOC week
5 September 2013 - Speaker: Dr Debra Rosser - Topic: 'The Find & Connect Web Resource for Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home ‘care’ in Australia'.
20 November 2013 - Speaker: Tom Reynolds - Topic: 'Land records in the State Archives collection'
Thursday 8 March 2012 - Speakers: Jennie and Bevan Carter - Topic:Settlement to City : A history of the Armadale district and its people’
Wednesday 18 April 2012 - Speaker: Tom Reynolds - Topic: ‘Researching Colonial Secretary’s Office Records’
Wednesday 4 July 2012 - Speaker: Cindy Solonec - Topic: 'Coexistence and Family: researching the archives in the SRO' (A Lunchtime Seminar to celebrate NAIDOC week)
Wednesday 17 October 2012 - Speaker: Dr Lise Summers - Topic: 'The Year of the Farmer and Biodiversity: Researching in the SRO'
Wednesday 14 November 2012 - Speakers: Diana Pepper and Kirrilly Brentnall - Topic: Researching the State Archives for film and television