Friday, March 19, 2021



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[Records-Access-Alerts] (Australia) 

National Archives Struggling Affecting Preservation and Accessibility of Records

n 2019 the IAJGS Records Access Alert reported on National Archives of Australia is struggling with budget and staffing reductions that are affecting their capacity to secure, preserve, maintain and make accessible to the public many records including tens of thousands of deteriorating audio visual that will be lost by 2025. “the National Archives could potentially be in breach of Part 5 Section 24 of the Act due to unauthorized loss of records.”

Now an internal review has found the National Archives of Australia is struggling to meet its legal obligations to preserve government records and make documents public.  Over a year ago ex-senior pubic servant David Tune provided the internal report of the government of the function and efficiency of the National Archives of Australia. The government sat on the report since then and resisted making it public despite Freedom of Information requests from Senator Rex Patrick.


As  a result of the media asking questions, the report was made available on March 12th.


As reported in the Guardian, it found, ““In particular, the National Archives has struggled to fulfil its mandate and to invest in the systems it needs in the digital age to meet this mandate. Resources are needed to invest in contemporary technologies that will meet the volume of digital transfer, preservation, storage, declassification, and public access required under the Act.… As observed in recent independent audits, this has impacted the National Archives service delivery to both government and the Australian public.”


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Jan Meisels Allen



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That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING 12th Mar 2021, a macabre Arms Race, Mystery of a Lonely Skull, Sewer Lamp, Bobby Sands Diary, ancient road snacks, St. Patrick's real name, 2021 Stella prize long list, Irish dancing helps those with Parkinson’s disease, Cyndi’s List reaches great milestone, Instanbul’s Ancient Art, tent toilets, Essex & Kent baptisms, Kent marriages, are we killing our koalas?, RAAF centenary, Emmeline Pankhurst,  spy espionage in Australia, great book reviews and so much more..

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CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION SERIES 11 Trove Tuesday 16th Mar 2021, Taking a Chance, various states, many nationalities, 

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Keep safe & well.
This will pass.

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