In the mood...

Excitement is building for the Eating the Archives luncheon on 28th October 2011 - one of the highlights of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011 program.  Staff are making energetic preparations to the sound of Just Sax, one of Perth's best young saxophone quartets, who will be providing the live music for the event.


Digital Services Friday, October 14, 2011 - 09:36

'Eating the Archives' at the Perth Royal Show

Perth Royal Show visitors will have the chance to enter a draw for a place at the Eating the Archives luncheon on 28 October 2011 - one of the highlights of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011 program. A promotional bookmark indicating the Eating the Archives website and also with a Quick Response (QR) code to direct those with smart phones to information about the event has been produced and is available at the the Department of Agriculture and Food display in the Centenary Pavilion at this week’s Perth Royal Show. Gerard Foley Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 10:35

Who do we think we are?

Hollywood came to the SRO in September with the crew from SBS hit series Who Do You Think You Are spotted in the Search Room and behind-the-scenes in the archives stacks filming two episodes for its upcoming series, to be released in the first half of 2012

Digital Services Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:53

ScreenWest publishes an article about 'Eating the Archives'

ScreenWest has published an article in its online newsletter about the innovative nature of SRO's Eating the Archives event and online exhibition. The article points out that the Eating the Archives luncheon event and online exhibition is the first program of its kind to be presented by SRO and will enable the SRO's aim of active engagement with the community in the 21st century.

Gerard Foley Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 11:26

Why Eating the Archives?

Last week the State Records Office of WA launched Eating the Archives. Some of you might be asking ‘Why Eating the Archives?’ Those of us who work with the State archives collection, WA’s largest archival collection, know that there are many unexpected stories to be found in the State’s archives. The staging of State occasions, such as State Dinners, Luncheons, Balls, Garden Parties and the like, is revealed in great detail in the State archives.

Gerard Foley Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 11:03

Launching - Eating the Archives!

Today we have launched our new online exhibition and event – Eating the Archives!

The new website starts with an “appetiser"– a small collection of food-related stories from our collection, as well as video of chef Hadleigh Troy beginning his research to reinterpret historic menus to develop a modern, fresh banquet for the event which will be held in the Cultural Centre on 28th October 2011.

Digital Services Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:57

State Archivist blogs!

Welcome all SRO bloggers! It seems appropriate for me as State Archivist to kick start SRO’s new blog and what better way than to talk about one of the highlights of my job. In my position I get to marvel at the many archives in our collection and I’d like to share one of my favourites with you.

Digital Services Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 08:28

Film crews!

behind the scenesThe State Records Office of Western Australia has been host to a number of film crews recently. It’s been exciting to get some of our stories onto this “new” media, and we hope that it makes people think of Archives as living places, rather than documents that are in storage.

Digital Services Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 12:29

Wax Cylinder recordings

Recently I’ve been hunting for recordings of American jazz from pre-1920 for a new exhibition we’re working on. Normally the Internet turns up lots of results when looking for music recordings, but this search wasn’t locating the several popular songs of the day that I was interested in.

Digital Services Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 12:12