AU WA A691 - STATE ARCHIVES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Statutory Authority

Authorized form of name

STATE ARCHIVES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A691

Description area

Dates of existence

1988-01-01 - 1995-05-22

History

The State Archives of Western Australia had its origins in the appointment of an Archivist to head the Archives Branch in 1945.

Following the formation of the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History in 1955, the Archives Branch was absorbed by the Battye Library and the Principal Librarian was also the State Archivist.

In the mid 1980's, a functional review recommended that archives be separated from the Battye Library and accordingly the State Archives was established as a separate directorate of the Library and Information Service of WA. The State Archives of Western Australia became the Public Records Office on 22 May 1995.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951-1983

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1243 - PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1995-05-22 - 2001-07-24)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1243

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1995-05-22 - ?

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1244 - STATE RECORDS OFFICE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (2001-07-24 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1244

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1995-05-22 - ?

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A492 - J S BATTYE LIBRARY OF WEST AUSTRALIAN HISTORY (1955-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A492

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1988-01-01 - ?

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A498 - ARCHIVES BRANCH (1945-03-19 - 1955-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A498

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1988-01-01 - ?

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S4745 - FILES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S1347 - ARCHIVES - NOTES, REPORTS, CONFERENCES

Role

Control

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - ?

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes