|Directory of Archives in Australia|
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) 8269-0100||Fax: (08) 8269-3234|
|Institutional URL: http://www.naa.gov.au|
|Last updated 9 February 2001.|
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.
Notable South Australian holdings include: Post Office and Telegraph records from the Post-Master General's Department; Patent, Trademark and Copyright material; South Australian and Commonwealth railways records; price control created between 1939 and 1948; bankruptcy records created from 1928 onwards; and Defence records created by the Long Range Weapons Research Establishment and Defence Science and Technology Organisation at Salisbury and Woomera. Other collections of interest include army records, internment camp records dating from both World Wars, original plans and drawings of National Estate properties, and shipping records such as passenger and crew lists and ship registrations.
Corrections and additions to entry information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other queries should be addressed directly to the insititution concerned. Not all institutions have email, so you may need to contact them by telephone, fax, or snail mail as detailed on their Directory entry.
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