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State Records Office of Western Australia

The State Records Office of Western Australia invites you to our Lunchtime Seminars. Featuring a variety of topics, these seminars are designed to inform researchers about the State Records Office, its functions and the collections it houses. It also provides researches with an opportunity to meet fellow researchers, learn about members of staff, and provides a forum for questions and discussions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Lunchtime Seminars

Lunchtime seminars occur between 12.30 and 1.30pm on the day advertised and are usually held in the SRO's South West Room, next to the SRO's Search Room.


​Attendees are encouraged to bring their sandwiches and drinks to the seminars. Tea and coffee are provided.

Margaret Medcalf Award

Any work completed or published in the previous year is eligible to be submitted for nomination, and anyone, including the author of the work, may submit a nomination.

For further details including more information about the judging criteria for the Award, see: Margaret Medcalf Award

or contact Gerard Foley at the SRO by email or by phone on (08) 9427 3641.

Geoffrey Bolton Lecture Series

Each year the State Records Office hosts a lecture in honour of the distinguished Australian historian, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, who passed away on 3 September 2015. The Lecture series recognises Professor Bolton’s long period of use and promotion of archives, his service on various committees of the State Archives, and his overall contribution to the promotion of Australian history and culture.


The stated aims of the Geoffrey Bolton Lecture are twofold: to encourage the expression of ideas and debate about the meaning and nature of history, culture and society, grounded in archival research; and to provide archival and historical context to national debate on contemporary issues.

Since 2004 the lecture series has lifted the profile of archives and record keeping in Australia, and promotes debate about the use and interpretation of archives, in what is now a nationally important forum.

Contact the SRO for further information.

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