State Records Office of Western Australia

!Western Australian public records authority

The State Records Office of Western Australia invites you to our 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 researches 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, unless stated otherwise below.

​Attendees are encouraged to bring their sandwiches and drinks to the seminars. Tea and coffee are provided.

The 2018 Lunchtime Seminar Program:

Tuesday 10 JUly 2018

Speaker: Dr Robin Barrington

Topic: 'The Story of Jaal'

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played a major role in revealing Indigenous stories and perspectives on history, based on the use and interpretation of archives. Dr Robin Barrington is a Badimia Yamatji women and will speak about Jaal, a lawman from the Murchison region, who lived over 100 years ago. For NAIDOC Week commemorations.

Margaret Medcalf Award

Any work completed or published in 2017 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: Margaret Medcalf Award

or contact Gerard Foley at the SRO by email or by phone on (08) 9427 3641.

The 2017 winner is:

‘Turning Men into Stone: a social and medical history of Silicosis in Western Australia from 1890 to 1970’ was written by medical

historian Dr Criena Fitzgerald.