Report on Survey of Australian historical societies is now online
Last year the FAHS conducted Stage One of the 2016/17 survey of Australian Historical Societies. Responses were received from more than 300 societies and we were most impressed with the time people took to undertake the questionnaire and the quality of the responses.
This first stage provides an overview of membership numbers, premises, the contribution of volunteers, local and state government support, collections, the use of computers, and society activities.
The following information was collated and is available for viewing:
- Year established, incorporation; members (membership numbers, types of membership); premises (occupy, own, space available); insurance; paid support; volunteers (numbers of volunteered and hours worked)
- Support from local and state government; sources of income
- Types of items in collection; museum activity; catalogue of collection
- Website, use of social media; purposes for using computers
- Societies’ activities and any problems faced by societies.
Comparisons are made where appropriate with the results of the previous survey of this kind conducted by the FAHS in the year 2000.
The report can be viewed on the FAHS website