Flinders University Archives (FUA), Adelaide

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Flinders University Archives (FUA), Adelaide

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly The Flinders University of South Australia, Archives


  • University

Contact area


Senior Records Management Officer



Street address

Physical Sciences Road (off car park 9), Bedford Park




South Australia

Country name

Postal code



08 8201 3056




Description area


Flinders University was established by an act of the South Australian Parliament in 1966 as The Flinders University of South Australia, on a campus in Bedford Park, Adelaide.

From the start, the university had close links with the Bedford Park Teachers' College, which was located on the Sturt side of the campus. After several name changes for that College (the last being the South Australian College of Advanced Education), and continuous collaboration with the University, it was absorbed into Flinders University proper in 1991.

Flinders University was also instrumental in the building and management of the Flinders Medical Centre, which was opened in 1976 as the first Australian integrated University medical school and hospital.

Currently, Flinders University has a second campus at the Tonsley Science Park, a presence at Victoria Square in the Adelaide central business district, and various teaching and research locations in rural South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Flinders University Act 1966 (SA)
State Records Act 1997 (SA).

Administrative structure

The Archives are staffed by two part-time archivists who form part of the Records and Archives team in the Division of Information and Digital Services (IDS). IDS is led by the University's Chief Information Officer, whilst day-to-day management of the Archives and archival policy is undertaken by the Senior Records Management Officer.

Records management and collecting policies



  • Flinders University Council: Minutes, 1966- present
  • Flinders University Academic Senate: Minutes, 1966- present
  • University Correspondence files, 1958-1990, 1990-2011
  • University Architect and landscape consultants: Contracts, specifications, plans, subject files, 1964-1989
  • Public Relations and Information Office: Photographs, c1960-1990 (4m)
  • Student Records Office: Enrolment and student result cards, 1966-1981
  • Convocation: Oral archive project, 1984-1989.

Part of the holdings have been transferred to the State Records of South Australia under the State Records Act 1997 (SA).

Finding aids, guides and publications

An Inventory of the transferred series can be found through the website and online catalogue of the State Records of South Australia. The University's State Records Agency Identifier, which is needed to locate the series, is GA1741.

Access area

Opening times

Open daily 10am-2pm, by appointment.
Closed public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements


Services area

Research services

Reference assistance available in person. Referral to paid researchers is available.

Reproduction services

Limited copying and scanning services available for books, journals, original records to A3 size and photographs.

Public areas

Shared reading room with the University's Research Repository of South Australian Universities (URRSA).

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 28 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Physical Sciences Road (off car park 9), Bedford Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5042