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Nominations closed on 30 September 2021

The Directors of the State Library of South Australia, and State Records of South Australia (the agencies) are calling for Expressions of Interest from eligible individuals to form an Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG).

The ARG will play an important and active role in guiding the development and implementation of programs, activities and services that relate to Aboriginal people and their cultures.

About the Agencies

The State Library of South Australia is an active collecting institution of archival manuscripts, publications, digital media, and pictorial works. The Library’s collection of material created by and about Aboriginal peoples includes oral histories, audio-visual works, ethnographic documentation, and publications. Services offered by the Library include access to collections, resource guides and public internet access.

State Records of South Australia is the official custodian of records created by State and Local government agencies within South Australia and holds a wealth of material documenting the written history and experience of Aboriginal people in the State. Services offered include assistance with access to the collection and guides to records related to Aboriginal people.


Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person can nominate for membership of the ARG for a term of up to 24 months.

Preference will be given to those with connections to communities represented in the collections of the agencies.

The ARG will meet at least four times a year either in person, online or a combination of both.

Members will have knowledge of and experience in issues affecting Aboriginal people in relation to libraries, archives, and/or records management, and the ability to represent the interests of Aboriginal people across South Australia.


Nominations may be made by an organisation, another community member or by self-nomination.

Joint applications are encouraged to enable the sharing of responsibility and to provide mentoring opportunities.

Personal information provided through the nomination process will be managed in accordance with South Australian Public Sector Information Privacy Principles and will only be used within the agencies in connection to nominations.

For further information contact:

Amanda Osborne
Manager Archive
State Records of South Australia
T: 08 8343 6815

Image: Apinja [artist] Multicoloured chalk/pastel line drawing on brown paper, details of waterhole, grass, creek, trees. Collected during the Adelaide University Anthropological Expedition to Central Australia, 1940. Reproduced courtesy of Ernabella Arts. SLSA: PRG 1218/12C/2/46