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The Diocese of Perth archive collection contains diaries, journals, minute books and other records of Anglican churches, organisations, missions, orphanages, schools and colleges within Western Australia.

We also hold maps and architectural plans relating to Anglican churches in the state and a collection of photographic prints, negatives, transparencies and lantern slides which date from the 19th century to the present day.

Objects within the archives include vestments, crosiers and seals which document the ceremonial and episcopal life of the Church. Parish registers recording baptisms, marriages and burials are held within the collection and are important resources in genealogy and family history.

The collection has been identified as having state and national significance. To access the collection or donate to the collection, please contact the archivist at

The Anglican Diocese of Perth also has a page on the Collections WA website, which can be accessed at the link below:
Anglican Diocese Perth Archives | Collections WA

The State Library has a collection of Perth Diocesan Archives physical records and some on microfilm which can be accessed at the link below:
Anglican Church | State Library of Western Australia (

We would like to invite people with an interest in archives to consider volunteering with Diocesan Archives.

Tribute to The Revd C O L Riley

We were recently donated a hand painted illuminated certificate of tribute to The Revd C O L Riley MA by St George’s College at UWA.

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The Diocesan Archives Story: Part 1 - Early Days

The earliest list of archival records, which included some of the earliest parish registers was compiled in 1945.

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The Diocesan Archives Story: Part 2 - First Diocesan Archivist

Discover more about the Diocesan Archives history in the second instalment of this series

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Where would we be without our volunteers?

t the Diocesan Archives, we have had the benefit of many volunteer hours over the years

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Diocesan Archives: Parish of Kelmscott

One of the collections we are working on now is the Kelmscott parish. The collection includes minute books, publications and registers of births and marriages which document the history of the parish and the district.

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A Donation with a Few Surprises

A recent donation to the archives contained a few surprises; unexpected items stored within a book collection belonging to Thomas Blackburn.

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