Most conservative decisions?

These are the files that have the biggest gap between the date the decision was made to close the file and the date of the latest content in the file. You would think that the older a file is, the less likely it would be closed. Is that true?

Series Control Symbol Title Contents dates Decision date Age at decision
A11235 2 Senate Journals - 2nd Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (26 May 1903) to Journal No. 62 (22 October 1903), Sessional Papers Reports from Standing and Select Committees, Petitions and Returns to Order 1903 - 1903 20 Jun 2014 111 years
A11235 3 Senate Journals - 3rd Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No.1 (2 March 1904) to Journal No. 64 (15 December 1904) together with Sessional Papers, Standing Committees and Select Committees Reports and Petition 1904 - 1904 20 Jun 2014 110 years
A11235 4 Senate Journals - 4th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (28 June 1905) to Journal No. 66 (21 December 1905) together with Sessional Papers, Reports from Standing and Select Committees and Petitions 1905 - 1905 20 Jun 2014 109 years
A11235 5 Senate Journals - 5th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (7 June 1906) to Journal No. 57 (12 October 1906) together with Sessional Papers, Standing Committee Reports and Miscellaneous Papers. 1906 - 1906 20 Jun 2014 108 years
A11235 6 Senate Journals - 6th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (20 February 1907) and No.2 (21 February 1907) and Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives 1907 - 1907 20 Jun 2014 107 years
PP95/1 1900/327 Statistical return of the Armadale Institute 1900 - 1900 24 Oct 2006 106 years
A11235 8 Senate Journals - 8th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (16 September 1908) to Journal No. 32 (11 December 1908) and Printed Papers having Special Reference to the Senate 1908 - 1908 20 Jun 2014 106 years
A11235 7 Senate Journals - 7th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (3 July 1907) to Journal No. 115 (5 June 1908) together with Sessional Papers and Select Committee Reports and Petitions 1907 - 1908 20 Jun 2014 106 years
A11235 9 The Senate Journals - 9th Session of Parliament - Volume containing No. 1 (26 May 1909) to Journal No. 71 (8 December 1909) and Printed Papers having Special Reference to the Senate 1909 - 1909 20 Jun 2014 105 years
A11235 10 The Senate Journals - 10th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (1 July 1910) to Journal No. 65 (25 November 1910) together with Sessional Papers 1910 - 1910 20 Jun 2014 104 years
A11235 11 The Senate Journals - 11th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (5 September 1911) to Journal No. 65 (21 December 1911) together with Sessional Papers and Petition 1911 - 1911 20 Jun 2014 103 years
A11235 12 The Senate Journals - 12th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal 1 (19 June 1912) to Journal 60 (21 December 1912) together with Sessional Papers and Petition 1912 - 1912 20 Jun 2014 102 years
PP131/1 1905/48 Immigration and emigration at all Western Australian ports for year 1905 1905 - 1905 24 Oct 2006 101 years
A11235 13 Senate Journals - 13th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (9 July 1913) to Journal No. 34 (19 December 1913) together with Sessional Papers and Reports from Select Committees 1913 - 1913 20 Jun 2014 101 years
A11235 14 Senate Journals - 14th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (15 April 1914) to Journal No. 25 (26 June 1914) together with Printed Papers having Special Reference to the Senate 1914 - 1914 20 Jun 2014 100 years
BP299/2 VOLUME 2 Register of Subsequent Transactions 1888 - 1889 30 May 1988 99 years
B3758 1885/21 [Victorian Torpedo Boat "Childers" Press Criticism] 1884 - 1884 22 Mar 1983 99 years
A471 103 [AMY William Henry : Service Number - 2567 : Unit - HMAS MELBOURNE : Date of Court Martial - N/A] 1914 - 1914 03 Apr 2012 98 years
A11235 15 Senate Journals - 15th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No.1 (8 October 1914) to Journal No. 133 (17 March 1917) together with Sessional Papers and Report from Select Committee and Petition 1914 - 1917 20 Jun 2014 97 years
A11235 16-17 Senate Journals - 16th and 17th Sessions of Parliament - Volume containing (Session 16) Journal No. 1 (14 June 1917); (Session 17) Journals No. 1 (11July 1917) to Journal No. 139 (24 October 1919) together with Sessional Papers and Reports from Standing and Select Committees and Petition 1917 - 1919 20 Jun 2014 95 years
A11960 1915/328 Proposed automatic telephone exchange at Sydney Malvern and Collingwood 1915 - 1915 27 Jul 2009 94 years
A11960 1915/313 Proposed visit to Geelong by Public Works Committee in relation to automatic telephone exchange 1915 - 1915 27 Jul 2009 94 years
A11235 18 Senate Journals - 18th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (26 February 1920) to Journal No.155 (10 December 1921) together with Sessional Papers and Report from Select Committee 1920 - 1921 20 Jun 2014 93 years
A11235 19 Senate Journals - 19th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (28 June 1922) to Journal No. 44 (14 October 1922) 1922 - 1922 20 Jun 2014 92 years
A456 W26/217/8 Folio [74] - 'Keep Australia White' leaflet 1917 - 1918 15 Jan 2010 92 years
A11235 20-21 Senate Journals - 20th and 21st Sessions of Parliament - Volume containing (Session 20) Journal No. 1 (28 February 1923) to Journal No. 4 (15 March 1923); (Session 21) Journal No. 1 (13 June 1923) to Journal No. 95 (10 October 1923) 1923 - 1923 20 Jun 2014 91 years
A11960 1916/249 Information in relation to visit by Committee to Northern Territory 1915 - 1916 07 Feb 2007 91 years
A11960 1915/198 Site for Small Arms Factory Canberra 1915 - 1915 24 Oct 2005 90 years
A11960 1915/30 Proposed extension of buildings, plant etc Small Arms Factory Lithgow 1915 - 1915 24 Oct 2005 90 years
A11960 1915/166 Extension of small arms factory Lithgow 1915 - 1915 24 Oct 2005 90 years
A11235 22 Senate Journals - 22nd Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (10 June 1924) to Journal No. 31 (24 September 1924) 1924 - 1924 20 Jun 2014 90 years
A11960 1916/256 Report on Small Arms Factory Canberra 1915 - 1916 24 Oct 2005 89 years
A11960 1920/209 Telephone exchange buildings - erection of proposals likely to come before Parliamentary Works Committee during financial year 1920 - 1921 01 Jan 1920 - 01 Jan 1920 27 Jul 2009 89 years
A11960 1917/13 Inquiries federal capital 1915 - 1917 15 Dec 2005 89 years
A11960 1917/17 Schematic plan of the federal capital 1915 - 1917 15 Dec 2005 89 years
A1337 4420 Application for registration of a design by The Surf Rider Company (assignee of John P McCarty and Fritz W Falck) for A pneumatic float for surfing purposes - Class 14 1923 - 1923 02 Aug 2011 88 years
A88 1 Glass plate negative photograph of Norfolk Island - Mission Chapel 1914 - 1914 26 Feb 2002 88 years
A88 2 Glass plate negative photograph of Norfolk Island - Landing at Cascade Station 1914 - 1914 26 Feb 2002 88 years
A11960 1922/92 PART 5 Papers on several different construction jobs - East Sydney automatic telephone exchange - Randwick telephone exchange - Hospital at Canberra etc 1921 - 1922 27 Jul 2009 87 years
A11960 1922/92 Papers on several different construction jobs - East Sydney automatic telephone exchange - Randwick telephone exchange - Hospital at Canberra 1921 - 1922 27 Jul 2009 87 years
A11960 1922/92 PART 3 Papers on several different construction jobs - East Sydney automatic telephone exchange - Randwick telephone exchange - Hospital at Canberra 1921 - 1922 27 Jul 2009 87 years
A106 G1924/3039 Increments to Permanent Professional Officers. 1918 - 1925 16 Jul 2012 87 years
A88 6 Glass plate negative photograph of Lord Howe Island - Disembarkation of passengers on beach 1914 - 1915 26 Feb 2002 87 years
A88 7 Glass plate negative photograph of Lord Howe Island - Roof of building in foreground with bay and mist topped mountain in background 1914 - 1915 26 Feb 2002 87 years
A88 8 Glass plate negative photograph of Lord Howe Island - Silhouette of islands in sea 1914 - 1915 26 Feb 2002 87 years
A88 9 Glass plate negative photograph of Norfolk Island - Ruins of prison 1914 - 1915 26 Feb 2002 87 years
A11235 23 Senate Journals - 23rd Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (13 January 1926) to Journal No.148 (22 September 1928) together with Sessional Papers and Reports from Standing Committee 1926 - 1928 20 Jun 2014 86 years
A11960 1924/18 Automatic telephone exchange Elsternwick Victoria 1923 - 1924 27 Jul 2009 85 years
A11960 1924/19 Automatic telephone exchange Northcote Victoria 1923 - 1924 27 Jul 2009 85 years
A11235 24 Senate Journals - 24th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No 1 (6 February 1929) to Journal 29 (12 September 1929) 1929 - 1929 20 Jun 2014 85 years
MP114/1 GOTTS A I F GOTTS, Alfred Iziah Fred. 1993 1912 - 1912 30 Jan 1997 85 years
AWM255 18 PART 6 [Pathology and bacteriology] - Card index to collection of surgical and pathological specimens illustrating the effects of modern warfare collected by Australian War Records Section - Index to specimens alphabetical by surname a-y [duplicates] 1918 - 1920 22 Apr 2004 84 years
AWM255 18 PART 1 [Pathology and bacteriology] - Card index to collection of surgical and pathological specimens illustrating the effects of modern warfare collected by Australian War Records Section - Index to specimens alphabetical by surname a-y 1918 - 1920 14 Apr 2004 84 years
E72 DL323 [name suppressed] - alleged Carnal Knowledge 1930 - 1930 01 Oct 2013 83 years
A13147 NSR 168 National Security Act Regulations & Ordinances - Relationship between Central Reserve Banks and Government in the Thirty Countries regarding which information is available 1930 - 1930 05 Sep 2013 83 years
A12805 1 Financial Statements & Estimates 1925 - 1931 15 Jul 2014 83 years
A12805 4 Miscellaneous Papers 1926 - 1931 15 Jul 2014 83 years
A12805 3 Miscellaneous Papers 1925 - 1931 15 Jul 2014 83 years
A12805 2 General Papers 1922 - 1931 15 Jul 2014 83 years
A11235 25 Senate Journals - 25th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (20 November 1929) to Journal No. 154 (26 November 1931) together with Sessional Papers and Reports from Standing and Select Committees 1929 - 1931 20 Jun 2014 83 years
B73 R25415 KEILY, Joseph 1917 - 1917 01 Jun 2000 83 years
F108 VOLUME 2 Register of Census Returns 1911 - 1921 27 Aug 2003 82 years
A3560 7441 Part of the display in the Australian Institute of Anatomy, McCoy Circle, Acton 1934 - 1934 21 Dec 2015 82 years
B73 R67576 OTTAWAY, George - Service Number - 17125 1914 - 1919 09 Aug 2000 81 years
CP1/28 9 Papers relating to Royal Commission 1906 - 1906 23 Apr 1987 81 years
A11583 8 Imperial Conference 1926 - Memoranda and Papers - E Series - Papers Nos E95 - E140 (With subject index) [3cm] 10 May 1926 - 22 Nov 1926 17 May 2007 80 years
A11235 26 Senate Journals - 26th Session of Parliament - Volume containing Journal No. 1 (17 February 1932) to Journal No. 115 (2 August 1934) together with Sessional Papers and Reports from Standing Committees 1932 - 1934 20 Jun 2014 80 years
A3560 7443 Part of the display in the Australian Institute of Anatomy, McCoy Circle, Acton 1934 - 1934 05 Jun 2014 80 years
A3560 7440 Part of the display in the Australian Institute of Anatomy, McCoy Circle, Acton 1934 - 1934 05 Jun 2014 80 years
A263 ALBUM Album of anthropological photographs - Aboriginal Inquiry Central and North Australia - J.W. Bleakley - Millingimbi Mission - Ceremonial decorations - (Page 50a) 1928 - 1928 17 Oct 2007 79 years
MP171/5 4 Ships' registers - arrivals, Melbourne 01 Jan 1912 - 31 Dec 1913 04 Jun 1993 79 years
K60 C3879 HARRIS, John Thomas - Service Number - 1663 1915 - 1917 20 May 1996 79 years
MP114/1 JENKYN F A L. Sto. JENKYN, F A 595 : Medical History. 1918 - 1918 30 Jan 1997 79 years
A11235 27-28 Senate Journals - 27th and 28th Sessions of Parliament - Volume containing (Session 27) Journal No. 1 (23 October 1934) to Journal No. 95 (11 December 1936); (Session 28) Journal No. 1 (17 June 1937) to Journal No. 21 (15 September 1937) 1934 - 1936 20 Jun 2014 78 years
ST6129/2 WHOLE SERIES [Veteran's Affairs] Personal case files part 'C' (pension administration files) 1914-1918 War deceased veterans 1914 - 1918 22 May 1996 78 years
PP645/1 M2599 Herbert Ferguson Darling 1918 - 1918 20 May 1996 78 years
PP18/1 R3238 POWELL, Stanley - Service Number - 1683 1918 - 1918 20 May 1996 78 years
AA1973/26 NN Conveyance. Mathew Walsh and John Walsh to Mrs Mary Cavanagh 1904 - 1904 10 Mar 1982 78 years
MP114/1 HAYES E A Hayes, Edward Arthur. 2869 1913 - 1919 30 Jan 1997 78 years
MP16/1 1918/2174 PENN R C, late 5th F C Engrs [5th Field Company Engineers] [2 pages] 1918 - 1918 04 Jan 1996 78 years
D3185 191 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 191 - [portion of title exempt] photo taken 25 April 1926 - pustular 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 190 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 190 - [portion of title exempt] photo taken 25 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 172 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 172 - [portion of title exempt] onset - rash 10 April 1926 - photo taken 12 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 171 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 171 - [portion of title exempt] onset - rash 9 April 1926 - photo taken 13 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 189 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 189 - [portion of title exempt] photo taken 21 April 1926 - seeds in hands and wrists almost disappeared 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 166 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 166 - [portion of title exempt] onset 2 April 1926 rash 5 April 1926 - photograph taken 13 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 174 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 174 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photograph taken 21 April - beginning of papular rash 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 178 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 178 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 25 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 185 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 185 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 29 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 186 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 186 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 29 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 170 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 170 - [portion of title exempt] onset - rash 9 April 1926 - photograph taken 12 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 167 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 167 - [portion of title exempt] onset 2 April 1926 rash 5 April 1926 - photograph taken 13 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 187 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 187 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 2 May 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 184 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 14 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 26 April 1926 - confluent pustules on arms and face - rash on face drying 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 175 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 175 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 22 April 1926 - vesicular eruption 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 169 Torresn Island Quarantine Staiton photograph 169 - [portion of title exempt] onset 2 April 1926 rash 5 April 1926 - photograph taken 21 April 1926 - showing seeds 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 188 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 188 - [portion of title exempt] beginning of popular rash photo taken 21 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 173 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 173 - [portion of title exempt] onset - rash 10 April 1926 - photo taken 11 April 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 182 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 182 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 2 May 1926 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years
D3185 181 Torrens Island Quarantine Station photograph 181 - [portion of title exempt] onset 17 April 1926 - rash 20 April 1926 - photo taken 26 April 1926 - confluent patches on forearms - pustules developing on hands 1926 - 1926 11 Nov 2003 77 years