State Records Office of Western Australia

Western Australian public records authority!

Perth Metro Plan Project

Digitise, geo-reference and place on-line Perth's Metropolitan Plans, mainly from the 1920's.

J S Battye Library of West Australian History

3rd Floor State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth.

State Records of Western Australia

Ground Floor, Alexander Library Building, James Street West Entrance, Perth.

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The State Records Office of Western Australia invites you to our annual series of 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 researchers 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 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.

    Thursday 6 July 2017
     NAIDOC Week themed Lunchtime Seminar - Speaker and topic to be confirmed 
   November 2017
     Speaker: tba; Topic: tba


Please Note: At this stage there are a couple of lunchtime seminar sessions that have not yet been filled, so if any Friends of Battye members are keen to talk about an aspect of their research or interest in
WA history please contact Gerard Foley at the SRO by emailing


These dates, presenters and topics will be confirmed and advertised 3-4 weeks before the event.



State Records Office
Alexander Library Building
James Street West Entrance
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000

State Records Search Room
Ground Floor
Mon - Fri : 9.30am - 4.30pm
Phone: (08) 9427 3600
Fax: (08) 9427 3638


News and Events:

Margaret Medcalf Award 2017 - CLOSED

Any work completed or published in 2016 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 or contact Gerard Foley at the SRO by email or by phone on (08) 9427 3641.

Geoffrey Bolton Lecture


Contact the SRO for further information.

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