Winners of the 2013 Margaret Medcalf Award announced

In 2013 two winners were awarded the prestigious Margaret Medcalf Award.

Ruth Morgan, a Lecturer at Monash University, and Ann Hunter of Maylands and a sites assessment officer at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, won the Award which recognises authors of works displaying excellence in research and referencing of WA’s State Archives.

The Award was presented at a special ceremony on 19 June 2013 by the WA Auditor General Mr Colin Murphy PSM, in his role as Chairperson of the State Records Commission.

Notice to State and local government organizations - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The State Records Commission has issued a notice to all WA State and local government organizations concerning records relevant to this Royal Commission.


For further information please contact the State Records Office on 9427 3661 or

Amendments to General Disposal Authorities to align with the Western Australian State CCTV Strategy

The State Records Commission and the State Records Office are pleased to release amendments to the General Disposal Authority for State Government Information (GDASG) and the General Disposal Authority for Local Government Records (GDALG) to align with the minimum retention period for CCTV systems in the Western Australian State CCTV Strategy.
Amendments have been completed in collaboration with the WA Police State CCTV Strategy Secretariat.
For further information on the State CCTV Strategy please refer to the

Catalogue updates - August 2017

Since the start of 2017, staff have been uploading new items to the online catalogue. Many of these descriptions have been created by our Work Experience Project teams over a number of years, and feature some extra details beyond merely the item title and date range.  You'll see material from the Egg Marketing Board of WA, some new intestate files and transfers from Mental Health., for instance. In addition, we’ve uploaded the remaining fieldbooks digitised with funding from the Friends of Battye.

Lise Summers Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:51


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