Electoral reform, equal opportunity for disabled people, a review of liquor license fees and more flexible trading hours for hotels, future training needs for mental health nurses, the future of the Old Swan Brewery site, tobacco packaging health warnings, and voluntary euthanasia were among the hundreds of issues considered by State Cabinet in 1986. A
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.
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
A new Vital Records Information Sheet has been published by the State Records Office today. This information sheet will assist State organizations in the identification and protection of records essential to the organization's business.
The Execution of Kenneth Brown - Edith Cowan’s father - in 1876Gerard Foley Friday, January 6, 2017 - 16:11
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.
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
Slides and notes from the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records and SRC Standards Update 2016, delivered to the Local Government Records Management Group on 25 August 2016 are now available for viewing.