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Research Enquiries

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Parish Requests

The Archives Office hold limited records relating to parishes as the Canon Law of the Catholic Church requires each parish to maintain its own archive. 
The Archives Office is supportive of parishes producing histories and other publications in relation to parish life. It will provide assistance to these projects provided there is advance notice and on completion of the Application to Research Parish History form.


Michael Broderick Collection

The Archives Office holds the Michael Broderick Collection donated by the Broderick Family. This collection contains plans and maps of the Cathedral, Churches, Chapels, Schools and other buildings.
Anyone requesting access to the Broderick Collection of Plans must complete the Application to Access the Broderick Collection of Plans form.


Educational and Burial Records

The Archives Office regularly receives requests for school records and burial registers. As we are primarily the administrative archive of the Archdiocese of Perth, we do not hold these types of records.

  • Sacramental (Baptism, Confirmations and Marriages)

    The Archives Office holds the sacramental records of St Mary’s Cathedral, together with some parish churches and chapels . . .

  • Care Leavers (Former Child Migrants)

    The Archives Office holds some records of individual former child migrants from the Catholic Migrant Centre  . . .

  • Family History Research Enquiries

    Information for family history research is limited to sacramental information  . . .

  • The Record

    The Archives Office holds an almost complete set of The Record from 1874-2018  . . .

  • Historical Research

    For research for academic or publication purposes, please use the available forms  . . .

  • Religious Orders

    We hold collections of the religious orders listed here and limited records relating to other Religious Orders who exist within the Archdiocese  . . .