August 19, 2012
My name is Ben Heaslip and I am an Archival officer with the National Archives of Australia, based in Darwin in the tropical North. It’s the Dry season up here at the moment, and temperature-wise it’s about as perfect as you’ll find anywhere. A bit cool at nights sometimes it must be said! I came to Information Management after stints as a primary school teacher, child care director, factory worker, bank teller, dish washer, children’s support worker, child care trainer and time on a Barossa Valley vineyard and a Huon Valley apple orchard.
August 06, 2012
National Archives of Solomon Islands
My Name is Ms Julian Chonigolo, a secondary school teacher by profession and currently the Solomon Islands Government Archivist. I come from Guadalcanal province, one of the major Island provinces that made up the country Solomon Islands. The capital city of Solomon Islands, Honiara, is located on Guadalcanal province, the biggest of all Islands.
July 24, 2012
Greetings from Perth!
I am a Recordkeeping Consultant with the State Records Office of Western Australia (SROWA), the State’s records and archives authority. The SROWA is responsible for assisting Western Australian government organisations with recordkeeping matters, and for maintaining the State archives collection.
July 15, 2012
What’s so great about social media for archives
Hi, I’m Tara Nichols. As part of the communications team at the National Archives of Australia, I use social media to promote the work of the Archives.
My job is all about sharing the great stories in our collection, and promoting the organisation that looks after records of our history, making them available for everyone.
July 03, 2012
RE-ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF VANUATU:
A Day in the life of the Assistant Archivist, Augustine Tevimule
Officially established on the occasion of Vanuatu’s Independence, 30 July 1980, the National Archives enjoyed some good years until 1997, when the staff of seven was slashed to only one, as part of the Government’s Comprehensive Reform Programme. Without sufficient human or material resources, the old, small Archives building fell into abandonment and archives work was neglected for over a decade.
June 27, 2012
Kia ora koutou katoa.
I’m Stefanie Lash, and I’m an archivist at Archives New Zealand’s Head Office in Wellington. I hope to eventually work in all the archival areas of our organisation, but for now I’m very happy in our Research Services team, where I’ve been for three years.
June 18, 2012
"Kia ora koutou. Cyfarchion i chi gyd."
Greetings to you all from Wellington, New Zealand.
My name is Hywel Williams and I’m an Information Management Analyst at Statistics New Zealand. I'm originally from Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, but now find myself living the other side of the world.
June 12, 2012
My name is Sharon Mennis and I want to wish you all a big hello from beautiful Brisbane. I am currently working as a Principal Appraisal Archivist within the Government Recordkeeping Unit at Queensland State Archives (QSA).
June 10, 2012
Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of two million people. Its location on the east coast of Australia, 27 degrees south of the equator, blesses it with an enviable subtropical climate and an average of eight hours of sun per day. The Congress is being held at the end of winter and you can expect temperatures to range from an average minimum of 10 Celsius to average maximum temperatures of 22 Celsius.
May 31, 2012
My name is Opeta Alefaio, I have been here at the National Archives of Fiji (NAF) since 2004, which isn’t very long, but there have been very many things to learn in that time. Archives and recordkeeping work in Fiji is extremely challenging.