State Records Office of Western Australia

Identity area

Identifier

daa/449

Authorized form of name

State Records Office of Western Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • SRO, SROWA

Type

Contact area

 

Director of State Records

Type

Address

Street address

Alexander Library Building, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth 6000

Postal address:
As above

Locality

Perth

Region

Western Australia

Country name

Postal code

6000

Telephone

(08) 9427-3600

Fax

(08) 9427-3368

Note

Description area

History

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Director of State Records

Records management and collecting policies

The State Records Office of Western Australia is responsible for the care and control of State archives in the State archives collection in accordance with the State Records Act 2000.

Buildings

Holdings

Colonial Secretary's Office: Inward, outward, letters 1828-1921. Indigenous Affairs: Files 1898-1970s. Land Information: Files 1829-1900. Education Department: Schools files 1880-1990s. Supreme Court: Registers, indexes, files 1830-1960 (800m). Industrial Relations: Files, Registers. Supreme Court: Appeals, Wills etc 1830-1945 (800m).

Quantity: 18,199 m (ACA Australian Archival Statistics, 1998)

References: Henderson, K-J, 'Co-operation for the future: the manuscripts programme' Archives & Manuscripts 10/2 (Dec 1982): 136-140. Reynolds, T 'Records relating to Australian aborigines in the Western Australia Government Archives' Studies in Western Australian History VIII (Dec 1984): 88-101. Reynolds, T. 'Records relating to religion in the State Archives of Western Australia' Studies in Western Australian History 1X (Oct 1987): 169-176. Moran, R. 'Archives as a collective memory' National Library of Australia News 1/9 (June 1991): 11-13. Public Records Office of Western Australia Records Disposal Handbook. 1992. Public Records Office of Western Australia Policies and Standards Manual. 1992. Public Records Office of Western Australia General Disposal Authorities Manual. 1994. Public Records Office of Western Australia General Retention and Disposal Schedule for Local Government. 1994. Public Records Office of Western Australia Electronic Records: an Investigation into Retention, Storage and Transfer Options. 1993. Public Records Office of Western Australia Public Records Management: a Guide to Normal Administrative Practice. 1995. Coggin, C. and Reynolds, T.R. The State Archives of Western Australia. In 'Western Perspectives...', edited by R.C. Sharman and L.A. Clyde.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Online searching of the catalogue of State archives is available through the State Records Office’s website at https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au
Information sheets, collection highlights and information about the collection generally can be found at http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/archive-collection

Access area

Opening times

Search Room open Tues - Fri: 10am - 4:30pm; closed public holidays. Reference assistance available in person, by telephone, by email and by mail. Copying services available for original records at discretion of SRO staff.

Access conditions and requirements

Researcher's ticket issued on day of application. Advance notice of visit recommended for short-term researchers conducting in-depth projects. Proof of identity required. Approval to obtain access to restricted archives to be sought from the administering agency.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Swan District (Geographic subregion)
  • Noongar language area (Geographic subregion)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Alexander Library Building, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth 6000 Postal address: As above
Perth, Western Australia 6000