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National Archives of Australia

South Australian Office

Address: Reading Room: 11-13 Derlanger Avenue, Collinswood SA SA
Postal Address: PO Box 119, Walkerville 5081 SA
Telephone: (08) 8269-0100Fax: (08) 8269-3234
Email: archives@naa.gov.au
Institutional URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
Officer-in-Charge Enquiries To Hours & Facilities Access Acquisition Focus Quantity Major Holdings
Last updated 9 February 2001.



Enquiries to:

Assistant Director, Access and Information Services.

Hours &Facilities:

The Reading Room is open Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. A refreshment room is also available.


A closed period of 30 years applies to most records. Official research may be carried out by authorised departmental officers. A reader's ticket is issued to all researchers who wish to request material.

Acquisition Focus:

The National Archives of Australia holds a fascinating array of material, one of the most important collections of documentary heritage in the country. The Archives is the official repository for Commonwealth Government records and the personal papers of people with close links to the Commonwealth, such as federal politicians and senior public servants.

The Archives preserves valuable records created by Commonwealth departments and makes them accessible to present and future generations. Nationally, it stores hundreds of thousands of records, mainly files, but also film and photographs, magnetic tapes, maps and artefacts. The Archives Act 1983 allows access to Commonwealth records generally once they are thirty years old.


47,000 m.

Major Holdings

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WWW edition published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, May 1996 - 2001 on ASAPWeb.
Prepared by: Tim Sherratt, Victoria Young, Elissa Tenkate and Rosanne Walker
Updated by: Rosanne Walker
Date Modified: 12 March 2001