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Archives Office of Tasmania

Address: 77 Murray St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Telephone: +61-02-33-7488
Fax: +61-02-33-7471
Year of foundation: 1943

Official repository for all Tasmanian Government records no longer of administrative use but considered worthy of long-term preservation. Holds complete records of CCAMLR Commission and Scientific Committee, and some records for CCAMLR special working groups. Also much relevant material in the record groups of the Governor's Office, Colonial Secretary's Office and Premier's Department.

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Australian Antarctic Division Library

Address: 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 62323516
Fax: +61 3 6283 2516
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Access to external researchers by appointment

The Australian Antarctic Division delivers information to its clients to support the specialist research activities of the Australian Antarctic scientific programs, operational and support services, and provide a national resource for Antarctic information.

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Australian Archives

Address: GPO Box 34, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia
Telephone: +61-6-2093-633
Fax: +61-6-2099-447

Responsible for the management of records created by Commonwealth government agencies including extensive holdings relating to the Antarctic. Maintains RINSE database.

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Mitchell Library State Library of New South Wales

Address: Macquarie St., Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61-2-230-1414
Fax: +61-2-232-4816
Year of foundation: 1910

Extensive holdings for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. The Archives has much manuscript and photographic material relating to Antarctic exploration.

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National Library of Australia

Address: Parkes Place, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
Telephone: +61-6-262-1111
Fax: +61-6-257-1703
Year of foundation: 1901

Extensive holdings of both published and unpublished material for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Good collection of films

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University of Tasmania Science and Technology Library

Address: GPO Box 252-67, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2132
Fax: +61 3 6226 7817
Publications: Subject Guide to Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies

The Science Library was established in 1991. It is the central research library for the students and staff in the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS) and the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The monograph and serial collections cover all aspects of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. The Science is one of six branch libraries, and it also supports the research and teaching needs of a number of other departments and centres. The Library publishes Web guides to information resources and trains staff and students in the optimal use of research tools and resources

Subjects: The Library purchases Antarctic and southern ocean materials to support the research and teaching activities of the IASOS. Areas of research include: Physical, chemical, geological and biological oceanography, atmospheric physics and chemistry, satellite remote sensing, glaciology, polar region biology, palaeo-climatic reconstruction, law and policy, polar technology and environmental management. The research programs in the CRC for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment include Southern ocean processes, Antarctic Ice-sheet mass balance, sea-ice, polar atmosphere, natural variability, microbial Processes and oceans policy.

Geographic Areas:Antarctic and southern ocean material and relevant arctic material is collected.

Languages: Requirement is for material to be collected in the English language.

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