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Western Australia - Archival Collection

State Archives Collection of Western Australia (1829 - )


The State Records Office (SRO) holds the State archives collection. The state archives collection includes records that might be of interest to people who were in out of home care as children. These records can be found throughout the collection because many government agencies were involved. The Find and Connect web resource will identify as many of these records as possible.



The SRO website says it has records created by the Colonial and State Governments, as well as Local Government authorities in Western Australia, which are retained permanently by the State Records Office. State archives include files, maps, architectural drawings, documents, microforms, sound recordings and electronic records. State archives can be accessed through the State Records Office Search Room by completing the necessary retrieval slip - with the exception of those records designated as restricted.

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Prepared by: Debra Rosser