Wildflowers in the State's Archives

It's Spring and Western Australia's wildflowers are in full bloom.  The State Archives collection contains a lot of information about WA's wild flowers, botany and "native flora" and a search on these terms using our online catalogue reveals over 100 items in the collection; everything from the setting up of reserves for wild flowers to the conservation and management of WA's native flora, as well as the promotion of wild flowers as a drawcard for tourists.

Gerard Foley Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 15:39

Changes to phone and fax numbers

We are installing a new telephone system which will mean we have new phone and fax numbers. Telephone numbers have been updated on our website and are functioning already,  and the fax number will change Monday 27 August to (08) 9427 3638.

Please note that faxes sent to our old number from this date will not be received.

Our new switchboard number is (08) 9427 3600

Public Consultation - Disability Access and Inclusion Plans

New Disability Access and Inclusion Plans are being developed for the Department of Culture and the Arts, Art Gallery of WA, Perth Theatre Trust, State Library of WA, WA Museum, ScreenWest and State Records Office of WA.

The new plans will  guide us in how we welcome people with disabilities, their carers, friends and families to our venues, services and employment.

If you are a person with a disability or their friend, family member, carer or a service provider we want to hear from you by:

Justice wins the Margaret Medcalf Award 2012

Justice: a history of the Aboriginal Legal service in Western Australia by Fiona Skyring has been awarded the 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award.

Hon. John Day MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts, presented the Award at a special ceremony on 13 June 2012. In presenting the Award to Dr Skyring, the Minister said Justice explores the history of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia from its beginnings in the early 1970s.

Guides to State Cabinet Records

Each year the State Records Office of WA marks the release of the State Cabinet records from their 30 year access restriction period by producing a Guide to these records. Each Guide covers the previous calendar year's records and is released on or near Western Australia Day, which occurs on the first Monday in June.

Shaun Micallef and the Pensioner Guards

The ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ episode about Shaun Micallef, broadcast on SBS on 27 March 2012, featured several State archives in the SRO’s collection, including particular items about the Enrolled Pensioner Force, more commonly known as Pensioner Guards. Micallef's ancestor, Patrick Sullivan, was a Pensioner Guard in WA and the episode revealed little known information about these settlers to Australia in the 19th century.

Gerard Foley Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 15:01

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