The University of New England and Regional Archives (UNERA), located in the Heritage Centre was established in 1957 as a repository for both University and regional records.
The Archives and NSW State Records work to ensure the preservation within the region of records created by bodies such as the Department of Lands, the NSW Police and the courts. In addition, the Archive has a growing archive of private papers, many relating to local pastoral families and commercial businesses.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
Officer-in-charge: University Archivist
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
The records of the University of New England and its predecessor institutions, most notably the Armidale Teachers College and the Armidale College of Advanced Education.
State and local Government records for the collection area which covers the region west of Bourke north to the Queensland border and down the east coast to Forster.
A scientific collection has been identified and is managed in conjunction with Austech guidelines. UNERA is a Public Access Point for State Records and hold the Archives Resources Kit.
early records of many large rural holdings in the region
microfilms of the Armidale Express and other regional newspapers
records of births, death and marriages
Armidale Cemetery index and maps
over 25,000 photographic images (including over 10,000 glass plate negatives)
land holding records
mining records for Armidale, Tingha, Hillgrove and Uralla
local directories and journals
a reference library of local and regional history.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
University of New England Archives Management Committee, Preliminary list of Archives and Manuscripts: University of New England Archives. Armidale: Dixson Library, University of New England, 1984 [Out of Print].
Alphabetical listing of the University of New England Archives 1995
Luxton, Robert B, 'Archival collections and local history resources in the Dixson Library' Dixson Library Report 2/4 (Summer 1983): 2-5.
Purkis, Gerry and Raszewski, Christine 'Family History in the Dixson Library - chore or challenge?' Dixson Library Report 8/2 (June 1989): 5-10
Área de acceso
Horario de apertura
Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Closed Christmas-New Year period and public holidays.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
Authorisation by depositor needed for access to closed records.
The Heritage Centre is situated at the University's CB Newling Campus in the former CB Newling Library building (CN2). This is located on the corner of Dangar and Kentucky Streets, Armidale. Regular Access for vehicles is by the Mossman Street entrance.
Wheelchair access is also provided.
Área de servicios
Servicios para la investigación
General reference assistance available.
Servicios de reproducción
Copying service available for books, journals, microfilm, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans - under the guidance of archives staff.
Área de control
Identificador de la descripción
Identificador de la institución
Reglas y/o convenciones usadas
Estado de elaboración
Nivel de detalle
Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación
Revised 6 June 2018
Notas de mantención
Puntos de acceso
Puntos de acceso
Agricultura (Thematic area)
Built Environment (Thematic area)
Educación (Thematic area)
Medio ambiente (Thematic area)
Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
Genealogical (Thematic area)
Geography (Thematic area)
Indigenous (Thematic area)
Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
Local Studies (Thematic area)
Natural Resources (Thematic area)
Politics and Government (Thematic area)
Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
Newling Campus, University of New England, Armidale Armidale, New South Wales 2351