National Archives of Australia, Western Australia State Office, Perth

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daa/404

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National Archives of Australia, Western Australia State Office, Perth

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Tipo

  • National

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Manager Reference and Access Services Western Australia

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Endereço

Endereço

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

Localidade

Perth

Região

Western Australia

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Código Postal

6003

Telefone

08 9470 7500

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Email

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área de descrição

contexto cultural e geográfico

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

estrutura administrativa

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

Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

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Acervos documentais

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.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

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

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horário de funcionamento

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

Condição de acesso e uso

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

Acessibilidade

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

área de serviços

serviços de reprodução

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

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Revised 24 April 2019

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Pontos de acesso

  • Área de transferência

Contacto principal

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