Primary contact91 Murray Street, Hobart Postal address: GPO Box 309, Hobart Tas 7001
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
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:
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
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.