Clarification of common misconceptions regarding requirements of the State Records Act 2000 can be found in Myth and Reality Information Sheet.
Last updated: 20 October 2017
The State Records Commission Annual Report 2016/2017 was tabled in Parliament on 11 October 2017.
This induction video has been produced by the State Records Office to outline the recordkeeping responsibilities of Local Government Elected Members. (Length 8 minutes 28 seconds)
The video is available for viewing at: https://vimeo.com/234260620
Last updated 18 September 2017
Administrative arrangements affecting the State Library of Western Australia and State Records Office
With effect from 1 July 2017 as a part of the Machinery of Government changes, the State Records Office (SRO) has administratively become part of the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA). There are no changes to the legislation of either organisation.
Wednesday 5 July 2017 - Talking about Aboriginal Family History
Lunchtime Semminar for NAIDOC Week
A book on the history of Silicosis in WA’s mining industry has won the 2017 Margaret Medcalf Award.
‘Turning Men into Stone: a social and medical history of Silicosis in Western Australia from 1890 to 1970’ was wriiten by medical historian Dr Criena Fitzgerald.
Following are the details of the nominated entries and authors/creators for the 2017 Margaret Medcalf Award:
A culture for all: servant class behaviour at the Swan River in the context of the British Empire, by Shane Burke. Journal article in ‘Studies in Western Australian History’, volume 31, published by the Centre for Western Australian History at UWA.