Highlights of PARBICA Bureau Meeting held Tuesday 14 March

23 Feb 2017


The Bureau welcomed new members to the PARBICA community including:

Solomon Islands

Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources

Solomon Islands National University

Office of the Auditor General


Central Bank of Samoa

Ministry of Commerce and Labour

New Zealand

Heather MacKay

PARBICA 17 Conference in Suva – see updates below:


Monday 4 – Thursday 7 September 2017

Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 – Programs/panel discussions and workshops

Thursday 7 – Cultural visits

Venues in negotiation – to be confirmed

Sponsorship: Sponsors to the Conference include:

National Archives of Australia, Steamatic, Australian Society of Archives, Public Record Office – Victoria, Monash University – Victoria, Records and Information Management Australasia (RIMPA)

  • Applications for assistance to attend PARBICA 17 will be available on the website shortly.

Working theme: Archives engaged: Personal, Professional and Political

Programs content to date:

  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Digital recordkeeping
  • Documentary Heritage – UNESCO recommendations
  • Advocacy
  • Governance
  • Women and Leadership

Panorama Annual 2017

Sample of articles submitted include: Professional development in Tonga, Right to Information law in Vanuatu, National Archives of Fiji website, International Archives Day 2016 in Samoa, International Congress of Archives Human Rights working group update …and more!

Members are invited to submit articles or send good quality photos to parbica.treasurer@naa.gov.au by 30 April.