Call for Expressions of Interest in Joint State Records of South Australia and State Library of South Australia

Aboriginal Reference Group

The Directors of State Records of South Australia, and the State Library of South Australia (the agencies) are calling for Expressions of Interest from eligible individuals to form an Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG).

The ARG will be consulted on the agencies’ programs and activities in relation to Aboriginal peoples and cultures.

About the Agencies

State Records of South Australia is the official custodian of records created by State and Local government agencies within South Australia and holds a wealth of material documenting the written history and experience of Aboriginal people in the State.

Services offered include assistance with access to the collection and guides to records related to Aboriginal people.

The State Library of South Australia is an active collecting institution of archival manuscripts, publications, digital media, and pictorial works.

The Library’s collection of material created by and about Aboriginal peoples includes oral histories, audio-visual works, ethnographic documentation, and publications.

Services offered by the Library include access to collections, resource guides and public internet access.


Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person can nominate for membership of the ARG for a term of up to 24 months.

Preference will be given to those with connections to communities represented in the collections of the agencies.

The ARG will meet at least four times a year either in person, online or a combination of both.

Members will have knowledge of and experience in issues affecting Aboriginal people in relation to libraries, archives, and/or records management, and the ability to represent the interests of Aboriginal people across South Australia.


Nominations may be made by an organisation, another community member or by self-nomination.

Joint applications are encouraged to enable the sharing of responsibility and to provide mentoring opportunities.

Personal information provided through the nomination process will be managed in accordance with South Australian Public Sector Information Privacy Principles and will only be used within the agencies in connection to nominations.

Nominations close 30 September 2021

Expression of Interest Form

Terms of Reference

For further information contact:

Amanda Osborne

Manager Archive
State Records of South Australia

T: 08 8343 6815