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.

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 reflect the attitude of the author or the period in which the item was written and may be considered inappropriate today.

We expect that when you use information contained in these records, you are considerate of how offence may be caused today.

Access conditions

Records in our collection may contain information or images which, if disclosed, might cause a contravention of aboriginal tradition. We will apply access conditions as recommended by Aboriginal communities or depositors. As a result, access to some records may be restricted from general public access.