WARNING TO INDIGENOUS CLIENTS

Warning:  Like many other Australian libraries, archives and information services, the State Records Office (SRO) recognises that the State Archives Collection contains materials that may be potentially upsetting and offensive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Being essentially an historical collection, such materials may use racist, sexist, derogatory, abusive and/or comprise insensitive terminology. The SRO has a responsibility to preserve and make accessible this documentary heritage in all its forms to support various types of research, and to reveal the actions of the past that have impacted on Western Australia’s Aboriginal communities, families and individuals. In doing so the SRO also acknowledges that it needs to respond sensitively and appropriately because accessing some of this material can be confronting for Indigenous clients.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that SRO's online catalogue may include names and some images of deceased persons.

The SRO supports the aims of the ATSILIRN Protocols for Libraries, Archives and Information Services: http://atsilirn.aiatsis.gov.au/protocols.php and is happy for feedback to assist us in their better implementation. Please email sro@sro.wa.gov.au if you wish to provide feedback.