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.
For access to RecordSearch, see the link from www.naa.gov.au.
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: https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/commonwealth-government-records-about-tasmania-0)
For a list of research guides to the National Archives’ collection, see: https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides
The History Room at the State Library of Tasmania is jointly operated by the National Archives and the State Library and Archive Service. 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.
For more information about the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage collection, see https://libraries.tas.gov.au/archive-heritage/Pages/default.aspx