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  • Hi there, my name is Harry I have just joined. I am considering a course at Curtin University in Information Management Recordkeeping and would appreciate so advice about what the Job entails any recommendations and perhaps answer some of my questions and concerns regards Harry.
  • Project Support Officer position available at the State Records Office of WA:

    See this link to Jobs WA for details:

    Applications close 7 December2020.

    Gerard Foley

    State Records Office of WA

    Project Support Officer
  • Gee I wonder how many archivists there are with mining &/or exploration experience! Will the archivists need to use maps & diggers to locate & retrieve the records? :-)
  • Dear members of the WA Branch, there are two positions vacant for contract archivists at Belmont WA, with a major mining company.

    See the job advert on Listings, and here below:


    Our client is a world leader in the exploration, mining, and processing

    of our planet’s natural mineral resources.

    We are currently seeking 2 contract Archivists to work in their Belmont WA location, on a contract basis. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates with previous mining/exploration experience. This is a largely autonomous role that requires self-motivated individuals who can also function as team players. The position requires well developed organisation, time management, and communication skills. The archivists will be responsible for all aspects of the archival functions, and will provide expert advice on records storage and retention.

    The successful applicants must possess relevant tertiary qualifications, and experience in the Mining sector is essential.

    Excellent salary and conditions offered, please contact Sarah Richards, Nationwide Recruitment Services Pty Ltd on 08 9244 8055 or 0418 956 167. <;
  • Western Archives Newsletter - June 2011.pdf


    Attached is the latest edition of Western Archives, the Newsletter of the WA Branch of ASA, including:

    - A message from the Convenor, Alan Ralph;

    - Notification of the AGM, this Wednesday 6th July;

    - Curtin Information Studies Archives Awards;

    - and articles about what's happening in Archives in WA, submitted by our members!


    Please enjoy!


    Sandra Buttigieg

    Assistant Editor

    ASA WA Branch

  • Last call for submissions!!


    The WA Branch is about to release its mid-year edition of Western Archives.


    If you would like to contribute an article about Archives in Western Australia, please forward your submission to and stay tuned for the latest edition!

  • Hi Margaret,

    Thank you for this suggestion. Yes, it sounds interesting for our members, I will investigate further.



  • HI Pauline

    I remember an interesting visit the school archivists had to Parliament House some years and thought this may be of interest to the branch in general. We visited the parliamentary libary and the librarian talked to us about their ongoing project of digitising newspaper articles relating to parliament and parliamentarians so that they could be easily accessed. It was very intersting and we were looked after very well - even provided with afternoon tea and a room to conduct our meeting.

    Perhaps our members would be interested in seeing if something like this could be organised for the branch as a whole.

    Regards Margaret

  • Hi Sam,
    Thank you for this suggestion.
    As you point out, this would not be possible in May but will be added to our future event suggestion list.
    Our allied RIM Professionals association organized a disaster preparedness workshop in Q1 '11.
  • Hi WA members,

    Great to see this site set up.
    I am a ASA WA Branch Councillor. One of the reasons why the committee wanted to set up this site, is to canvass interest from WA members on what events they would like organised.

    Please feel free to provide your feedback.

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