[LINK] Opposition organised on Facebook to closure of Archive state offices

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Jan 20 17:55:46 AEDT 2010

A petition has been prepared protesting the planned closure of the 
National Archives of Australia offices in Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart. 
More details is available from:

* Facebook campaign site: 
* History Council of Western Australia: 

To put the case for, here is Ross Gibbs, Director-General of the 
National Archives of Australia: 

It is interesting that access to the dusty old archives is being argued 
about online.


     Dear aus-archivists,

     Our petition is going very well. To date I have approximately 2000 
signatures from across the country.We want to close it off this Friday 
so please collect them all now and post them to me. It doesn't matter if 
there is only one signature on a sheet, it still counts, so please hunt 
around and
     make sure you get them all.

     The address:

     Anne Picot
     C/- Archives & Records Management Services,
     A 14
     University of Sydney
     NSW 2006

     Baiba Berzins and I will copy and bundle them up to send to the HR 
Petitions Committee in time we hope to get on the agenda for their first 
meeting in February.

     And look out for the news coverage (we hope) of the Adelaide 
demonstration at the Community cabinet meeting today. Of course I hope 
everyone who can,
     will get there to join it. I gather that three people are meeting 
Senator Joe Judwig this afternoon thanks to the good organising going on 
in SA.

     Please make sure someone takes photos to send to the list and to 
put on the facebook site.

     Have to say that the South Australians are making the running on 
this campaign right now - Good for you!

Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274

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