The Archives of the New Norcia Benedictine Community began even before the monks arrived at New Norcia, it began when Bishop Brady gave the monks permission to come to Western Australia. Rosendo Salvado, his Prior Bernardo Martinez, and Procurators over time – Venancio Garrido, Santos Salvado, Fulgentius Dominguez – were excellent records managers and their collections now form the nucleus of the Archives.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
New Norcia is 132km north of Perth, Western Australia and is situated on the Great Northern Highway.
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
Officer in charge: Archivist In 1991, the Community established an Archives, Research and Publications Committee which prepares and oversees the programs of work for the Archives.
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
All material relating to the Benedictine Community at/from New Norcia.
There are voluminous collections of correspondence, farm management records, parish and mission registers, college and orphanage administration records, maps and photographs. Of particular value are the records of the Nyoongar people. Records of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia include:
Marriage, baptism and burial records, 1846- present
Photographs, 1850- present
Community Diaries ,1901- present
Reports to Propaganda, 1850-1970
Bp Rosendo Salvado: Diaries, 1846-1900; Correspondence, 1846-1900
Bp Fulgentius Torres: Diaries, 1901-1914; Correspondence, 1901-1914
Abbot Anselm Catalan: Correspondence, 1914-1959.
Quantity: 475 shelf metres
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
Publications that refer to the Archives include:
Sharman, R C and Clyde, A, 'Western Perspectives' ALIA Western Australia, 1990.
Symons, J, Photographic Resources of Australia 1990, Symons & Co., 1989.
James, T, Archives and Manuscripts, 13/1 (May 1985).
Pearce, W G, Archives and Manuscripts, 23/1 (May 1995)
Hocking, P, New Norcia Studies Journal, Vol. 23 (2016)
Área de acceso
Horario de apertura
Open by appointment only; telephone enquiries may be made Monday to Thursday 8.30am–4.30pm. Closed Fridays.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
If you require access to the Archival records of New Norcia please complete the relevant form and return to the Archivist. For the forms, see https://www.newnorcia.wa.edu.au/education-research/archives/archives Allow one month to process application for access - authorised by Superior of the Benedictine Community. Proof of identity required.