The Reading Room Blog
Some of the most important records in State Records’ 90,000 linear metre-long collection are school admission registers.
In this blog post we intend to provide you with an insight into our digitisation practices – and in particular our newly acquired tool, the plan scanner. How exactly does it match up against photography?
State Records has been delivering a digitisation service for around five years. In that time the copying tools used to meet the requests of our customers have consisted of a high quality SLR camera and a scanner.
Australia loves a royal visit. You are sure to have images in mind of crowds, photographers, glamourous outfits, military inspections, flapping plastic union jacks, excited children, and many bunches of flowers.
Sometimes the story behind a series of records can be as interesting as the records themselves. This is certainly the case with our series of photographs of WWI soldiers, sailors and nurses (SRSA Ref: GRG 26/5/4).
Our staff had the pleasure recently of attending the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry held in Canberra at the end of March, 2015. Here you will find the first in a series of discussions around the methods of family history research that were explored.
Readers may be aware of the recent media attention the ‘Z Ward’ building at Glenside Hospital has received. The sale of the complex to Beach Energy has caused curiosity about its future – particularly in regards to how its historical significance will be preserved.
Fifty recruitment and war effort posters held by State Records give us a unique insight into the mind of the South Australian home front during the First World War. Collected by the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia these posters, along with broadsheets, handbills and stamps, now make up State Records’ series GRG32/16 World War I recruitment and war effort posters – State War Council.