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New South Wales - Organisation

State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales (1961 - )

From
June 1961
Categories
Government Agency, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • Archives Authority of New South Wales (also known as, 1961 - 1998)
  • Archives Office of NSW (also known as)
  • State Archives (also known as)
  • State Archives and Records NSW (also known as)
  • State Archives NSW (also known as)
  • State Records (also known as)
  • State Records Authority of New South Wales (also known as, 1998 - 2016)
  • State Records NSW (also known as)
Website
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/

The State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales was established in 1961 by the Archives Act, No 46 of 1960 and is responsible for collecting, managing and preserving New South Wales Government records. In 1999 the State Records Act 1998 came into effect, replacing the Archives Act 1960. Prior to 1961, archives were kept at the Public Library of New South Wales. In mid-2012 the search room at The Rocks was closed and all material and staff were based at the Western Sydney Records Centre.

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The State Records Authority website includes access catalogues, guides and fact sheets, search indexes of names and places and browse our online galleries.

In 1999, the State Records Act 1998 came into effect and Archives Authority of New South Wales became known as State Records Authority of New South Wales.

On 25th October 2016, a change in name in the State Records Act 1998 (the Act) was approved and the organisation's name changed to State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales.

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Sources used to compile this entry: State Library of New South Wales, Wikipedia website, URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Library_of_New_South_Wales (date accessed: October 2014).

Prepared by: Naomi Parry