National Archives of Australia, Tasmania State Office, Hobart

Identity area

Identifier

daa/321

Authorized form of name

National Archives of Australia, Tasmania State Office, Hobart

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • National

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

91 Murray Street Hobart
Postal address: GPO Box 309, Hobart Tas 7001

Locality

Hobart

Region

Tasmania

Country name

Postal code

7000

Telephone

03 6165 5607

Fax

Email

Note

Description area

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

The Hobart office holds records similar to other offices – immigration case files, alien registration documentation, inwards and outwards passenger lists, lighthouse logbooks, army pay records, and large-format architectural drawings of Commonwealth buildings in Tasmania. There are collections special to Tasmania, notably records created by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Antarctic records of particular interest include:


  • photographs
  • hydrographic charts and maps
  • the personal collection of Captain John King Davis, Second-in-Command of Douglas Mawson's 1911-1914 expedition
  • Antarctic voyage and station reports and log books; and records about husky dogs employed on Antarctic expeditions.

The meteorological records include a series of tidal readings and meteorological data recorded between 1837-1977 at Port Arthur by Thomas Lampiere, the Deputy Assistant Commissary General at the Port Arthur penal settlement.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The National Archives’ collection database, RecordSearch, gives online access to the National Archives’ holdings Australia-wide. RecordSearch is available online at: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
The following guide provides information about records held by the National Archives about Tasmania. Many of these records are held in the Tasmania State Office, but others are held in National Office or other National Archives State Offices:
Commonwealth Government Records about Tasmania, by Michael Piggott 2014, 230pp. (see: http://guides.naa.gov.au/records-about-tasmania/index.aspx)

For a full list of guides to the National Archives’ collection, see: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/publications/guides/index.aspx

Access area

Opening times

The Reading Room is open Wednesday to Friday 9.30am–5pm.
Closed on public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Maps and information about parking, public transport and onsite wheelchair access to the reading room are available at http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/organisation/locations/hobart.aspx

Services area

Research services

The reading room is shared between the National Archives and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office. Researchers can access both Commonwealth and state records from the one location.

See National Archives of Australia, National Office for information about National Archives research services.

Reproduction services

Information about ordering copies of records and associated fees is available at http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/using/order/index.aspx

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 6 May 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

91 Murray Street Hobart Postal address: GPO Box 309, Hobart Tas 7001
Hobart, Tasmania 7000