Last time I wrote about this exciting project, I said that one of the key differences between archival and library description was the fact that we rarely, if ever, use subject classification.Lise Summers Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 16:29
A guest blog from George Main, from the National Museum of Australia.
Notes made by Constable Napier in his police journal, 1907. (WAS 76,cons 430, 1907/1571)Lise Summers Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:06
Since 2006, the State Records Commission has sponsored a special W S Lonnie Award in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA Division). This specialist award, the State Records Commission Award, recognises excellence in reporting against the compliance requirements of SRC Standard 2, Principle 6 in Annual Reports.
On 25 February 2014, the State Information Management Services team (SIMS) of the State Records Office (SRO) ran an Information Session on the new General Disposal Authority for State Government Information (GDASG) to assist State government agencies with the implementation of this new disposal tool.Jessica Morris Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:48
Section 28 of the State Records Act 2000 requires that no more than 5 years must elapse between approval of a government organisation's Recordkeeping Plan (RKP) and its review.
2013 Margaret Medcalf Award nominations announced
Since 2003 the Margaret Medcalf Award has rewarded the authors of works displaying excellence in research and referencing of WA’s State Archives, the largest archival collection in the State.
Industrial disruption, opposition to a purpose-built casino, restrictions on tobacco advertising, police corruption and a 12-month wage freeze were some of the issues addressed by State Cabinet in 1982 and early 1983.
To mark Western Australia Day, an online guide to the State Cabinet papers covering Cabinet deliberations from 11 January 1982 to 14 February 1983 has been released. It includes decisions made by Ray O'Connor's Cabinet until the State election of 19 February 1983.
On 8 April 1933, a referendum was held on the issue of Western Australia seceding from the Commonwealth of Australia. Two questions were posed; the first asking whether the voter was in favour “the State of Western Australia withdrawing from the Federal Commonwealth”, and the second asking voters if they were in favour of a Federal Convention of all the Australian States to propose alterations to the Australian constitution to allow for WA’s secession from the Commonwealth.Gerard Foley Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 17:43