Sydney Water and WaterNSW Historical Research and Archives Facility

Identity area

Identifier

daa/576

Authorized form of name

Sydney Water and WaterNSW Historical Research and Archives Facility

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly Water Board, Historical Research Unit
  • Formerly Sydney Water and Sydney Catchment Authority Historical Research and Archives Facility
  • Sydney Water and WaterNSW Historical Research Archive

Type

  • State

Contact area

 

Jeanette Komli

Type

Address

Street address

956 Victoria Road, West Ryde

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2114

Telephone

02 8849 6263

Fax

URL

Note

Description area

History

Archival material held in the Facility includes an extensive photographic and negative collection dating back to the Board of Water Supply and Sewerage (1880) some plans, reports standing orders and instructions, books, journals, films and video tape, board minutes, etc. pertaining to Sydney Water, WaterNSW and their predecessors:

  • Board of Water Supply and Sewerage (BWSS)
  • Metropoliton Board of Water Supply and Sewerage (MBWS&S)
  • Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board (MWS&DB)
  • Water Board
  • Sydney Water Corporation (SWC)
  • Sydney Catchment Authority (SCA).

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The Archive is responsible for managing material relating to Sydney Water and WaterNSW and all of their predecessor agencies, its staff, functions, practices and photographic collection.

Buildings

Holdings


  • Historical photographs, 1888-1960
  • Negative collections, 1888-1988
  • Board minutes, 1888-1988
  • Early staff lists, 1888-1985
  • Historical information files, 1788-1960.

Finding aids, guides and publications

References:

  • Margo Beasley: The Sweat of Their Brows - 100 years of the Sydney Water Board 1888-1988 (1988)
  • W V Aird: The Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage of Sydney (1961)
  • F J J Henry: The Water Supply and Sewerage of Sydney (1936)

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment only, on Monday and Wednesday 10am-3pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Written advance notice of visits and area of interest is required prior to visiting the archive. Access is restricted to some material.

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

Revised 18 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

956 Victoria Road, West Ryde
Sydney, New South Wales 2114