|Dulux Australia / ICI Dulux Guide to Records|
About the records
Scope and Content
The records in the Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux collection span much of the twentieth century, and include records from associated companies such as: British Australian Lead Manufacturers Pty Ltd; Lewis Berger & Sons (Aust) Pty. Ltd.; Rogers Paints & Varnishes; Berger Paints (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.; and British Paints Australia Pty. Ltd. The main strengths of the collection are in the extensive series of architectural blueprints, maps and drawings, and the ledgers and account books.
Surveying and Mapping the RecordsMaterial from the ICI Dulux Cabarita Archives was documented and grouped into series in the mid-1990s, culminating in the “Final Report – ICI Dulux Cabarita Archives – Published: 27 September 1996” (see DULU00002, in this collection).
In 1999, Don Berryman approached Gavan McCarthy from the Australian Science Archives Project at the University of Melbourne (later the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, and the eScholarship Research Centre – ESRC – after that) regarding assistance with the preservation of drawings, ledgers, journals and a few objects from Berger/Dulux.
A visit was subsequently made with Don Berryman to the Dulux headquarters in McNaughton Road, Clayton on 22 March 1999. While the company retained some records, a new home was sought for a selection of material and this was transferred to the University of Melbourne. The material was accessioned and placed in storage to await processing.
Further information about this guide and the records it describes, including transfer arrangements, custodianship and other contextual information, is held in the office files and the Heritage Documentation Management System (HDMS) database at the eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
Arrangement and Description of the RecordsThe records of Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux were transferred to the State Library of Victoria in 2007 from the eScholarship Research Centre at the University of Melbourne.
Following the transfer of the records to the State Library of Victoria, ESRC staff worked on listing the records, and – with assistance from the Library’s Preservation department – re-housed the full collection to ensure its preservation. Provenance and series were also created at this time. The 2011 edition of the Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Guide to Records has been produced as a result of this work.
How These Records Can Be UsedResearchers wishing to consult these records will need to contact the State Library of Victoria regarding the access conditions that may apply to specific series or inventory items.
Where material from the Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Collection is copied or quoted the source of the material must be acknowledged.
Preferred CitationRecords from the Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Collection should be cited as [Inventory item number and title], [Series number], Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Collection, MS 13892, State Library of Victoria, Australia.
For citation of the published guide, an acceptable form would be: Michael Jones and Rachel Tropea, Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Guide to Records, The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, 2011 [URL and date accessed].
Publication HistoryThe 2011 guide is the first edition of the Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Guide to Records.
CopyrightThe Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Guide to Records has been published by the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre (previously the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre). You may download, temporarily store in cache and display the material on this web site in unaltered form only. You may also print and copy the material on this site in unaltered form as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 only (retaining this copyright notice). This guide is the result of serious scholarly research and must be formally acknowledged as such when the guide itself or the records it catalogues are cited.
The Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux Collection is held by the State Library of Victoria. The State Library of Victoria manages any rights (including moral rights) in all material contained in the Dulux Australia/ICI Dulux records.
All information in the guide to this collection and in the material of the collection itself, served from Australia, is administered under Australian Intellectual Property Laws.