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Reflections on the Royal Commission and the completion of the public hearing schedule

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Today’s guest post by Simon Gardiner discusses the completion of the Royal Commission’s public hearings and reflects on what still remains to be done.
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Child Welfare Timeline

Interactive Child Welfare TimelineThe interactive Child Welfare Timeline was introduced to the Find & Connect web resource last year to provide a more engaging experience for people interested in an overview of the major events and legislation in the history of child welfare in Australia.
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Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child

Thumbprint logo The National Summit on Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child is less than 2 months away.
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Memorials to Lived Experience

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Today we have a guest post from Alison Atkinson-Phillips, discussing her research into memorials to lived experience in Australia.
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Finding Records

tn_Even-more-boxes-on-shelvesThe Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has just completed its biggest ever records management project. Finding Records is a new website that allows users to find, read, download and print detailed guides to the collections of historical paper-based records related to former Victorian wards of the state and care leavers.
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The archival multiverse

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3In December 2016, I was part of a panel at the conference of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) in Fremantle, hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. Chaired by Dr Joanne Evans, the panel was titled ‘Reimagining the archive for archival autonomy’.
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RAD2 Successful Applicants

RADP2_logo_tilesizeThe Records Access Documentation (RAD2) Grants offer financial support to eligible organisations for projects that will help Care Leavers and relevant Support Services find and access records. We are pleased to announce the successful applicants for the 2016-2017 RAD2 Grants.
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The Care Leavers’ Perspective

404 Last year’s conference of the Australian Society of Archivists featured a plenary session: Towards a National Summit – Setting the Records Straight for the Rights of the Child. One of the presentations from this session is now available as a youtube video – Frank Golding’s ‘The Care Leavers’ Perspective’.
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Downtime for maintenance

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Saturday 14 January 2017, from 10am-10pm AEDT, the Find & Connect website will be intermittently offline for server maintenance. The downtime is required to undertake proactive replacement of storage in our servers.
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Support Services – Christmas opening hours

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Christmas opening hours for the Find & Connect support services differ between states; the opening hours for the services in each state and territory are listed below. When the Find & Connect support services are closed, your calls to 1800 16 11 09 will go to an answering machine. Your calls and emails will be responded to when the offices re-open in the new year.
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