Tasmanian collections

The Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) collects a wide range of contemporary and historical material in many formats that documents the story of Tasmania.

Preserving Tasmanian records

Our collections include the records of

  • Tasmanian government agencies
  • businesses
  • community organisations
  • individuals and families
  • Tasmanian publications in all formats.

TAHO manages two significant donated collections.​

A legacy for all Tasmanians

Our collections preserve Tasmania's documentary heritage. We collect material for its

  • research value
  • historic associations
  • social and cultural significance.

We continue to collect rare and unique resources, including

  • printed and electronic books
  • journals
  • government records
  • manuscripts
  • films
  • photographs
  • sound recordings
  • works of art
  • maps
  • plans
  • websites
  • ephemera


Clients can access our collections

  • in the Hobart Reading Room
  • through our website
  • via our online enquiry service.

We provide access to government records in line with the Archives Act 1983.

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