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.
We are thilled to announce that Dr Kerry King is the winner of the 2015 Margaret Medcalf Award with her PhD thesis: A lesser species of homicide - manslaughter, negligent and dangerous driving causing death: the prosecution of drivers in Western Australia, 1946-2011. Dr King's PhD thesis, explores the highly charged subject of manslaughter and negligent and dangerous driving causing death in Western Australia and is this year’s winner of the Margaret Medcalf Award.
A financial institutions duty on bank deposits; Aboriginal land rights; equal employment opportunity legislation outlawing discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, religious or political conviction; the abolition of the death penalty; and the banning of ‘X’ rated material, were issues considered by WA’s State Cabinet in 1984.