National Archives of Australia, Western Australia State Office, Perth

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

daa/404

Geauthoriseerde naam

National Archives of Australia, Western Australia State Office, Perth

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Aandere naamsvormen

Soort

  • National

Contact

 

Manager Reference and Access Services Western Australia

Soort

adres

Adres

Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street, Northbridge
Postal address: PO Box 239, Northbridge WA 6865

Locality

Perth

Region

Western Australia

Landnaam

Postcode

6003

Telefoon

08 9470 7500

Fax

E-mail

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

Organisatie structuur

Officer-in-charge: Director, Western Australia State Office

Records management and collecting policies

Gebouwen

Bestanden

With whales’ teeth and weather records from the early years of the Swan River Colony, the National Archives collection in Perth is rich and diverse. It documents a variety of Commonwealth government activities, including migration, customs, postal and telegraph services, meteorology, veterans’ affairs, and Aboriginal affairs. The collection also encompasses scientific research, civil aviation, and the administration of Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

While most of the records date from Federation and beyond, the collection includes some nineteenth century records inherited from the Western Australian colonial government when functions such as customs and postal services passed to the Commonwealth.

Highlights of the Perth collection include nineteenth century meteorological records, historic photographic collections of Customs and the Postmaster General’s Department, and lighthouse records. Plans, drawings and construction files for post and telegraph offices document the early development of a communication network in Western Australia. Samples of whale teeth and the bird research papers of Dr DL Serventy are among CSIRO records held in Perth.

A large collection of migrant records includes certificates of exemption from the Dictation Test, alien registrations, migrant selection documents and naturalisation files. As Fremantle was the first port of call for many migrants, the passenger lists held in Perth are a rich source for researchers seeking information about the arrival of family members in Australia.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

The National Archives’ collection database, RecordSearch, gives online access to the National Archives’ holdings Australia-wide. See https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx

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

Toegang

Openingstijden

The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-4.30pm.
Closed on public holidays.

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

The National Archives now has a dual-site operational model in Western Australia, with access services (Northbridge) and records storage (Belmont) in separate locations.

This change in 2018-19 means records must now be ordered in advance. To avoid delays we encourage researchers contact us (at http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/askquestion/ ) before they visit.

See also National Archives of Australia, National Office

Toegankelijkheid

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/perth.aspx

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

reproduktiedienstverlening

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

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Revised 24 April 2019

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

Ground Floor, William Square 45 Francis Street, Northbridge Postal address: PO Box 239, Northbridge WA 6865
Perth, Western Australia 6003