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Memento : Issue 18
September 2001 Number 18 continued on p. 2 All over the country, the Archives is spruc- ing up its reading rooms and tidying up its collection. And in some cities we are even moving house! The relocations have come about as part of the ongoing review of our property, collection and services. In Adelaide we have already moved into new centrally located premises in the city -- a restored colonial building in Angas Street. From the outside the former Old Colonist Hotel looks much as it did over 200 years ago, but inside you'll find an amazing transformation. The building has been completely refurbished and includes a reading room with all the facilities you need. In Darwin, we are staying in Millner, but the reading room will be refurbished over the coming months, with as little disruption as possible for researchers. We are expecting to move in Hobart and Brisbane in 2002 and in Perth in 2004. There are no firm decisions about our new locations, but we will keep you posted. In preparation for these moves, we have been reviewing our collection and identifying records we need to keep in our Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart, Brisbane and Perth repositories. These include records that relate directly to each State, records that have been most used by researchers in each State, and records that have been assessed by our archivists, using their wide knowledge of re- searcher needs, as most likely to be used there in the future. There are many precious gems waiting to be discovered in our new Adelaide reading room. You will find original records relating to immigration, defence, customs, railways, social welfare, trademarks, copyright and patents. You can also view beautiful drawings, plans, prints and photo- graphs of Commonwealth properties in South Australia, and images of post office buildings, staff and equipment dating from 1840 to 1990, previously held by the Postal Museum. Family historians can search for relatives who jumped ship using our shipping registers dated 1874 to 1957, and for family members in our records of internees and prisoners-of-war in South Australia. Architect's plan of the Old Colonist Hotel, Angas St, Adelaide, 1881. Reproduced with permission from the State Library of South Australia, BRG 238/1/165. Spring into the new Archives! Spring into the new Archives!