How to cite our resources

​When you reproduce or refer to material held in the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, you must make sure people can find the original item if needed. Here are guidelines for accurately citing our materials.

When publishing or broadcasting material held in our collections, please request permission.​

Details to include

Published works

Author, title, publisher and date of publication (name of specific collection), Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office​

Manuscripts, works of art, photographs and objects

Author, creator, title/description and date of creation, (name of specific collection), Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

State Archives (including non-State records)

Name of the agency which created the record, record series title, full item description (include file numbers, names, or other relevant identifying features), relevant date or page number, Archives reference code for the series, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

You may need to describe the specific document, for example

  • a letter in a file
  • the minutes of a specific meeting in a minute book.

If you display or reproduce a copy of the record, you may use shorter citation:

Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office' followed by the series and item reference code plus any other item identifiers

Identifying specific collections

Please identify the specific collection, for example:

  • W L Crowther Library, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office
  • Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office
  • Launceston Local Studies Collection (LLSC) , Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

General library items or records should cite just "Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office"

Examples of full and brief citations

  • Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: Governor's Office: Despatches received from the Secretary of State, Despatch No. 33, 6 November 1839. (Series Ref: GO1) or TAHO: GO1/1/33. Despatch No.33
  • Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office: Diary of John Stanfield, South Esk, 1870. (Series Ref: NS1268) or TAHO: NS1268/1/1