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Building trust on both sides

This week, we’re receiving the Hamer-Keegan Award and speaking at the Society of American Archivists Conference about what we do, how we do it, and how we’re sharing our work in building trust and transparency into archival practice.
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Child Endowment records in Canberra

This blog post is to share some good news about newly-available records at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in Canberra. The records relate to the payment of child endowment to children’s institutions by the Commonwealth government.
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Revisiting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Reading the reports from the deaths in custody Royal Commission, there are many ideas which still resonate today – about access to archival records, about the intergenerational legacy of institutionalisation, about justice.
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Implementing a Care Model at the University of Melbourne Archives

In 2017, the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) undertook a comprehensive program to improve access to records related to Care Leavers. This is how those records became more accessible.
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Update on the NZ Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care

Belinda Battley of NZ provided feedback on the draft terms of reference for NZ’s Royal Commission into child abuse. Here’s an update from that meeting.
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Records from Victorian institutions newly available

The records are called ‘Voluntary Children’s Homes Files’ and they document interactions between the Victorian state government and various institutions run by charitable or church organisations
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Reporting back from the Canada Archivists Conference

There are clear parallels between the Canadian and Australian archival professions in terms of Indigenous representation – but on a broader level, this session made it clear how important it is for people with the lived experience and knowledge to have appropriate access to relevant archives
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Trauma Informed Practice

Archivists and radical empathy. What happens when the Care Leaver is at the centre of records access.
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Governance, memory, and heritage

Good recordkeeping and access regimes help hold governments and organisations to account, improve transparency and accountability, and enable justice.
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Archives are not Neutral

Creating neutral archives is an impossible task, given our cultural influences and the way those influences, structures and beliefs change over time
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