Cultural Sensitivity Warning

It is a condition of use of State Records' collection that researchers ensure any disclosure of information contained in records is consistent with the views and sensitivities of Aboriginal people.

We warn that there may be words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Terms and annotations that reflect the attitude of the author or the period in which the item was written, may be considered inappropriate today.

Please be aware that in some Aboriginal communities, hearing or seeing names or seeing images of deceased persons might cause sadness or distress, particularly to the relatives of these people. Aboriginal people may also have prohibitions in place on who may see certain records based on the age, or sacred or sensitive status of information in them, as it may relate to individuals of any particular Aboriginal group.

Access conditions

Records in the State Records collection may be subject to access conditions imposed by Aboriginal communities and/or depositors. As a result, access to some records may be subject to terms and conditions that State Records is required to maintain.

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