The loss of the SS Koombana on a journey from Port Hedland to Broome in March 1912, has been described as Australia's worst weather related maritime disaster of the 20th century.Gerard Foley Monday, March 19, 2012 - 15:09
The State Records Office (SRO) can assist government organizations with the evaluation of records and the process of developing a Disposal Authority. Disposal Authorities can apply to:
- the disposal of current records;
- records in a superseded filing system;
- records of an agency ceasing its operations; and
- a large accumulation of old records.
Agencies should not proceed with revising their existing Retention and Disposal Schedule, or developing a new Schedule, without prior consultation with the SRO.
Margaret Medcalf Award
This annual Award for excellence in referencing and research, honours Miss Margaret Medcalf OAM, the second State Archivist for Western Australia (from 1971 to 1989), for her valuable contribution to the development of archives in Western Australia. Works nominated for the Award must demonstrate use of archival sources, and substantial (but not necessarily exclusive) use of State Archives held by the State Records Office.
Hollywood came to the SRO in September with the crew from SBS hit series Who Do You Think You Are spotted in the Search Room and behind-the-scenes in the archives stacks filming two episodes for its upcoming series, to be released in the first half of 2012Meg Travers Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:53
The State Records Office holds records that have been transferred from the Education Department of Western Australia (as well as predecessor and related agencies) and from individual government schools.
In keeping with trends in website development and the online environment, SRO is delighted to launch a new look website.
The website includes a number of new features including quick links to areas of interest for the researcher, and has been developed on an open source platform. In the coming weeks look out for new additions including an online exhibition.
One of the roles of the State Records Office is to supply advice to both State and Local Government agencies in matters relating to the maintenance, preservation and conservation of State records. The objective is to ensure that State records, and more importantly State archives, are stored and maintained under conditions that will promote their longevity.
NOTICE OF DISPOSAL FREEZE