(i) Meeting 22 June 1929, 'State Archives Board - Minutes of Meetings', S675-cons752 1930/0455, State Records Office WA.
(ii) Meeting 6 August 1930, 'State Archives Board - Minutes of Meetings'.
(iii) Battye, J. S. (ed.) 1912. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia: An Historical and Commercial Review, Descriptive and Biographical Facts Figures and Illustrations: An Epitome of Progress. Adelaide: Cyclopedia Company by Hussey & Gillingham. https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-116156597; Battye, J. S., & Fox, M. J. 1915. The History of the North West of Australia, Embracing Kimberley, Gascoyne and Murchison Districts, Illustrated. Perth, W.A.: V. K. Jones and Co. http://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b1345930_001; Battye, J. S. 1924. Western Australia: A History from Its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth. Oxford: Clarendon Press. c.f. Bolton, G. C. 1981 'Western Australia Reflects on Its Past,' in Stannage, C. T. (ed) A New History of Western Australia, Perth, W.A.: University of Western Australia Press, 677–91.
(iv) 'Historical - Preservation of Govt Documents (State Archives)', S36-cons3621 1975/053.18. State Records Office WA. Bray was unable to verify claims for aged pensions as the original documents were missing.
(ix) Nind, Michael. 'Towards a State Archive in Western Australia, 1903-1945', Early Days: Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society 11, no. 3 (1997): 365. The HRNSW formed the precedent for the Historical Records of Australia series which the Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament supported between 1912 and 1925, but the question of a 'Commonwealth Archives' was not seriously revisited until World War Two: Bean, C.E.W. 1945. 'Australia's Federal Archives John Curtin's Initiative', Australian Historical Studies 3.11, 176-186.
(v) 'Archives - Preservation of, Correspondence Files', S675- cons752 1921/2532.33-35, State Records Office WA.
(vi) 1928. 'State Centenary. Captain Stirling's Proclamation.', The West Australian (Perth), 27 June, 12, viewed 01 Apr 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32121444.
(vii) The early Archives Committee had an incredibly broad collecting remit - encompassing 'pictures, photographs, maps, documents, relics, manuscripts, and publications relating to the history of Western Australia'. Lukis, Meroula F. F. 1946. 'The Work of the Western Australian Archives Department.' Historical Studies: Australia and New Zealand 3, no. 12 (1946): 313.
(viii) Lloyd, Clem, & Sekuless, Peter. 1980. Australia’s National Collections. North Ryde, N.S.W.: Cassell Australia, 122.
(x) Powell, Graeme, 1996. ‘The Collecting of Personal and Private Papers in Australia’, Archives and Manuscripts 24.1, 62-63; Ventress, Alan, 2007. ‘A Tale of Tension and Neglect: State Archives in New South Wales 1788-1960’, The Australian Library Journal 56.3-4: 428-443; Bridge, Carl, 1984. 'The Foundation of the South Australian Archives', Archives & Manuscripts 12.1, 29-37.
(xi) Report of the State Archives Board for the Year Ending 30 June, 1930. S4075 - cons855 1931/225, State Records Office, WA.
(xii) Regarding the legislation attempted in the 1930s, see J. Sassoon, 2006. 'The Courage of their Convictions: Creating Cultural Landscapes in the 1930s Western Australia', International Journal of Heritage Studies 12.3, 255-266. For the 1948 drafted legislation see 'Archives - Preservation of - Preparation of Bill to create Library Board of W.A. for control etc. of', S2664-cons1042 1948/4960, State Records Office WA. For an overview of the period leading up to the appointment of Meroula (Mollie) Lukis as the State Archivist in 1945, see Nind, Michael. 'Towards a State Archive in Western Australia, 1903-1945', Early Days: Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society 11, no. 3 (1997): 374.