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School Archivist Recognised by National Council

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Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School’s Archivist, Mrs Ros Malone has recently been recognised for her considerable professional expertise, particularly in the areas of Independent Schools and Education, through her appointment to the Council of the Australian Society of Archivists.

The process of being elected to Council involves firstly being recognised as a Professional Member, which is done by applying for professional recognition from the Society and subsequently nominated and voted in during the National Annual General Meeting. Mrs Malone was nominated by the Council’s outgoing president, Ms Julia Mant.

“With my appointment, I am most looking forward to the opportunity to learn about archives and archival practice at the national level, and to making a contribution to a valuable organisation that helps to protect the nation’s records and memory,” said Mrs Malone.

Mrs Malone’s career in archives started when she worked as a library officer at Dunsborough Primary School where she was encouraged to take on a photo archiving project, and she has never looked back. Joining Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, first to undertake voluntary and project work on an ad hoc basis from 2011, Mrs Malone was offered the position of Archivist at the end of 2017 when the School’s Archivist retired.

“The School’s Archive is significant for being the only purpose-built Archive of its kind in the South West and for its early understanding of the value of and need for school records.”

Mrs Malone states a highlight for her since commencing at our School was beginning the digital transformation of the Archives and the discovery of historical objects and records not previously found in the Archive.

“My favourite things about the School are its long and interesting history, its wonderful students and staff, and its sense of community. What I have most enjoyed about being at the School is working on implementing the changes to School Records, and Archives in the Curriculum.”

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