Author Archives: elizabethpharvey

There is a line here

Troops line up for a cup of tea at the YMCA and Australian Comforts Fund depot in Kaiapit Village, New Guinea, c1942-1945, Digital ID 23897 Have you ever been at a shop and there is a line but someone pushes in? Story of my life! Well the same could be said with the new General […]
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‘Lite’ing the GRDS

Expo 88 laser light show, Brisbane, August 1988, Digital ID 2358 With the release of the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS), we are also releasing an updated GRDS Lite. For those of you old enough to remember, this image from the laser light show at Expo 88 can help light the way for you […]
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Welcome Spring and goodbye QDAN numbers

Image ID: 16771 – Toowoomba carnival of flowers 1965 With spring comes the release of the GRDS and a new approach to disposal authorisation. We are very excited about the benefits and opportunities this new approach will offer: authority to dispose records at the record class level greater consistency and stability – a number that […]
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It’s here, it’s finally here (the GRDS)

Yes, it’s here, it’s finally here. The new and improved General Retention and Disposal Schedule (GRDS) has finally been released. So what’s new? The current version of the GRDS issued on 1st September 2016 has a whole lot of changes and new features: The front page and introduction have been revised and updated to make […]
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Dear diary… I’m the Mayor!

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Lord Mayor Clem Jones at Civic Reception, Brisbane, 6 May 1963, Digital ID 9855 You would hope that your diary is private and that not even your nosy brother (or sister) would look at it… well, unless you’re a Mayor or a Councillor for a local government. Ok, so […]
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Paper mountains case study #3

Don’t forgot to check out our paper mountains blog series: What do you mean I have to clean out the shed? Lists, lists and more lists Reclaim your space

Are we there yet?

Car towing caravan on Suttor Dev Road and Peak Downs Highway, c 1970s – 1980s Nearly!  We know it has been a long and winding road but the release of the new General Retention and Disposal Schedule is fast approaching.  We thought we would give you a few reminders of some things you might need […]
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Roll up, roll up, QSA is coming to town

Sideshow alley at Ekka, August 1972, Digital ID 5544 The Ekka may have rolled by for another year, but Queensland State Archives (QSA) will still be rolling out the fun times at our records and information management event to be held on Thursday 1 September 2016. Like the Ekka, records and recordkeeping has changed since […]
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Having trouble logging appraisal?

Logs from Fraser Island at Hynes & Son sawmill, Maryborough, 11 July 1967, Digital ID 3033 As part of updating the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS) project, we have also been looking at all the documents that mention the GRDS and beginning to review and update them. Much like these sawn logs, we have […]
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Paper mountains case study 2

Don’t forgot to check out our paper mountains blog series: What do you mean I have to clean out the shed? Lists, lists and more lists Reclaim your space