Recordkeeping and Surveillance

This project is concerned with the role of recordkeeping in the surveillance of ‘suspect’ populations. In particular, I’m exploring two sets of records held by the National Archives of Australia – records created through the workings of the White Australia Policy, and surveillance files created by ASIO. In both cases I’m interested in working back from the surviving records to understand more about the systems that created them. Can we turn state surveillance back on itself?

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series total described total digitised percentage digitised total pages digitised data
A6119 6713 2131 31.74% 228032 CSV
A6122 2911 423 14.53% 47954 CSV
A6126 1376 325 23.62% 12139 CSV
A9626 899 479 53.28% 7162 CSV