Support by the New South Wales Government for the Archives Authority of New South Wales 1960–98 and State Records New South Wales 1999–2012

Alan Ventress
  • Archives and Manuscripts, March 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/01576895.2012.760165

What is it about?

State Archives in New South Wales have always lacked the financial support necessary carry out its legislative functions. Successive governments have failed to redress this situation.

Why is it important?

Funding for archives has always been a difficult issue and archives are often at the lower end of the scale in terms of priorities. This applies to all levels of government


Alan Ventress

I wrote this when I was Director, State Records New South Wales. I felt the struggle for funding and difficulties faced by the archives and records management authority was unknown and undocumented. For a more detailed overview see: State Records NSW 1788-2011 by Peter J Tyler, Annandale, Desert Pea Press, 2011

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