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.
The State Records Commission Annual report 2015/2016 was tabled in Parliament in September 2016.
The State Records Office has been digitising and geo-referencing Perth's historical Sewerage Plans to provide a fresh perspective on the past hundred years of metropolitan development. Thanks to this new initiative, architects, town planners, home owners and general researchers will be able to approach the information in these plans - which document the growth of the city and often lost parts of Perth - from a completely different angle.Damien Hassan Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:31
From 3 October 2016, the SRO will be introducing a few changes as to how some services are being delivered to public and government clients. These changes will ensure that the SRO continues to deliver a good quality service while responding to the increased demand from clients for greater digital services.
SEARCH ROOM SERVICES
In the late 1980s and early 1990s the Supreme Court of Western Australia deposited many historical court records in the State Records Office (SRO), thereby preserving them for posterity and making them accessible to the public.
SRO Digitisation Services
Public clients may request the digitisation of entire files and other relevant archival materials in the State archives collection for a fee.