Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Census Forms Preservation

Census night is Tuesday, 9th August 2011. Respondents have the option of ticking the box to preserve your Census Form in the National Archives of Australia. The forms will be retained and released to public access after 99 years. Preservation of the forms will allow historians in a century's time to obtain a greater understanding of our Australian population, its economy, education, social, sporting and family life etc. In contrast to many overseas countries including Britain, Australia has never preserved census forms until the option was introduced in 2001 by the then Commonwealth government.

Source: National Archives of Australia

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