The chapter surveys archival history writing in Australia, paying special attention to cases of acquisition and destruction of archives and their contemporary relevance. It argues a wider conceptual framework is needed to push the start point earlier than 1788, to broaden understandings of archives and what archivists do, to include recordkeeping systems and to deepen a focus on the history of the record. It ends with further research suggestions and a call for the development of a historical sociology of Australian recordkeeping.
Indigenous Australian recordkeeping
The first international ...