Is there a process by which an error in my mother's record on this

archive can be corrected?

Kind regards

Peter

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Under section 48 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982, if there is information on a file that is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading, you can apply to have a note placed on the file that corrects the information.  You need to apply to the agency which controls the records, for example, the Department of Defence for defence service records or the Department of Immigration and Citizenship if it is an immigration record.  If you wish, I can help you find the right place to go to have the correcting statement placed on the file.

Regards

Tonia

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Hi Tonia,

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/It...

The above is a link I copied from the record.

My mother's maiden name was Van Den Oosten - Not - Van Den Gosten.

Kindest regards

Peter Huisman

Hi Tonia,

Further checking shows the maiden name also being published as Van Den Costen.

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/It....


Sorry for the confusion, but the above link is for the Gosten error. The previous link I sent was for the Costen error.

Kindest regards

Peter (Pieter) Huisman

Hello Peter

If the errors relate to file titles on our database, we can fix that for you without having to go to the Department.  From the two errors you mentioned, I can see how a handwritten O could be interpreted as either a C or a G.  I will look into this further for you.

I have investigated re the FOI application to the department to have the error corrected - I am sorry, I gave you incorrect advice.  You can only apply to add a correcting statement if the information is about you.  If you have seen the actual records and you know the name has been recorded as Van Costen/Van Gosten, you won't be able to correct the information, but your mother would be able to.

Regards

Tonia

 

Hi Tonia,

I'm hoping the error(s) are file titles and can be corrected by your department, because unfortunately my mother is deceased.

If the errors are not able to be corrected, I will try to understand.

Thank you for your assistance.

Kindest Regards

Peter Huisman

I have contacted our Perth office and they will look into the records and their titles in the database. 

If you are interested, you can purchase copies of the records by clicking on the 'Request copy' button on the top right hand side of the item description (ie. the pages you sent me links to).  Alternatively, if you are in Perth, you can view the records in the reading room in East Victoria Park (open 9 to 4.30 Wednesday to Friday). 

I note that one of the records has not yet been examined for release.  This will need to be examined before you can see it. 

Regards

Tonia

 

Hello Peter

I have received advice from our Perth office that they have fixed the item titles on our RecordSearch database.  Thanks for letting us know of the error.

Kind regards

Tonia

Hi Tonia,


It is I who should be thanking you for getting the corrections done.

Thanks again for your assistance.

Kindest regards

Peter Huisman

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