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50 Years at State Records

State Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in June 2011. During the early part of the 20th Century, the State’s archives were cared for by the Mitchell Library and the Archives Section of the Public Library. By the 1950s, however, moves were underway to establish an independent body to regulate the disposal of public records and to manage the State archives collection. After passage through Parliament during 1960, the Archives Act (No.46 of 1960) commenced on 1 June 1961, and on that day the first Archives Authority (Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and seven members) as well as the Principal Archivist were appointed. The Archives Authority held its first meeting on 29 June.

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State Records marked this significant milestone with:

*We were saddened to note the passing of Dr Peter Tyler on 5 May 2012. On behalf of State Records Dr Tyler wrote both the 50th anniversary history of State Records, State Records NSW, 1788-2011 and volume 2 of the administrative history of NSW, Humble and Obedient Servants, in 2006.