The University of New England and Regional Archives (UNERA) was established by the University of New England in 1957 to serve as a storage facility for both University and regional records. It is the oldest Regional Archives Centre in the network, and one of the two largest (along with Charles Sturt University). Its relationship with State Records dates from 1963, and it houses an extensive collection of State archives from the University, and from a wide range of public offices in both the New England and North Coast regions (c.1,400m) . It also has a large private collection of archives. UNERA has a strong relationship with family and local history groups as well as an active volunteers program. The University Archivist also acts as a local agent for State Records providing advice to public offices on archival matters.
The aim of the Archives is to collect evidence of the social and economic history of the Northern Region of New South Wales.
State archive Collection
UNERA’s State archive collection includes records from Local Government, Crown Land Agents and Local Land Boards, Schools, Local Courts, Mining Registrars and Police.
Its private collection consists of the records of individuals, businesses, pastoral properties and community organisations.
New England and North Coast
Monday to Friday (9.00am to 5.00pm) (Excluding Public Holidays)
The Heritage Centre is situated at the University’s CB Newling Campus in the former CB Newling Library building (CN2). This is located on the corner of Dangar and Kentucky Streets, Armidale. Regular Access for vehicles is by the Mossman Street entrance. Wheelchair access is also provided.