Changes to Government Loan Services

The State Records Office of Western Australia (SRO) has reviewed the current courier service arrangements for its government loans service.  In providing a government loans service, the SRO’s primary objective is to ensure the safe care and custody of State archives while facilitating an agency’s right of access to the records of their (or their preceding) organisation.  Due to preservation and security concerns for archival material identified in the review, the SRO will no longer issue archival records via the standard courier service. 

Rare photographs of 74 of Australia's Last Convicts

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

Andrew Murray delivers the 2016 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture

Commissioner Andrew Murray from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, delivered the 2016 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture at the Government House Ballroom Perth, on Thursday evening 24 November 2016. The topic for the lecture was Children in need: why records are central to identity and justice.

For more information about the lecture and to download Commissioner Murray's speech please see the Geoffrey  Bolton Lecture webpage.

Italian immigration into WA

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

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