State Records of South Australia is the government archives of South Australia and holds a large part of the state's official documentary heritage. The archive commenced operating in South Australia in 1919, making State Records the oldest government archive in Australia.
We hold records covering almost every facet of state and local government administration within South Australia. Our records therefore provide valuable insight and knowledge about the lives of South Australians. The State Records collection holds many maps, plans, registers, films and photographs, in addition to thousands of documents dating from the earliest days of European settlement to recent times.
Geografische en culturele context
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
State Records Act 1997 (SA) Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) Information Privacy Principles (SA).
State Records is a business unit of the State Attorney-General's Department.
State Records comprises a Director and three operational teams (Information Governance, Archive and Operations and Improvement). Each team is headed by a Manager who is supported by various professional and administrative staff.
Records management and collecting policies
Official custodian for official, permanent value records of South Australian government, statutory authorities and local government bodies. Records transferred when no longer in current administrative use or when more than 15 years old.
Official records of state and local government and statutory bodies including:
Department of Lands: Immigrant ships' papers, 1849-1885; Lists of assisted immigrants, 1845-1886; Various, c1835-1985; Various lands records, journals, correspondence, 1834-1850.