Archive records reveal a history of the community movement to preserve significant places for all Australians.
Archives are collections of important records. Archives matter because they hold much of our personal, corporate, and social memory. Archives are maintained in many formats, from paper records (documents, maps and drawings) to photographs to recordings of sound and moving images.
Archives can include a variety of records, including:
- Architectural drawings;
- Digital content such as videos;
- Official documents (such as birth, marriage and death certificates;) and
- Files created by business or government.
The National Trust Archives safeguards the state’s memory of historic places, cultural landscapes, natural environments, the conservation movement and of course, our own organisation’s history. Our collection also includes detailed records of National Trust own properties and contain comprehensive histories such as conservation, interpretation, archaeological and collection management.
We collect, preserve and manage documents and other evidence that record important events in NSW’s built, natural and cultural history and make them available to the public.