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Mobile app - Towns Through Time
Now you can find images in our collection from Adaminaby to the Zig Zag railway, all from your mobile phone!
Listing of probate packets 1914-1918
The 31,443 probate packets, numbered Series 4-67547 to Series 4-99142, are now listed and available for searching in our catalogue.
This month in history - May
Browse through the history of New South Wales and the State archives day by day and month by month. Highlights for May include: 1815 the Supreme Court of Civil Judicature was opened (1st); 1841 New Zealand was proclaimed a separate Crown colony from New South Wales (3rd); 1842 the colony of Moreton Bay was declared a free settlement (4th); 1813 Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth departed Sydney on an expedition to find a route over the Blue Mountains (11th); 1932 the NSW Premier, Jack Lang, was dismissed from office by NSW Governor Sir Philip Game (13th); 1948 the Federal Government announced that Australian rail gauge would be standardised (19th); 1851 the NSW Government made the official announcement of the discovery of gold at Summerhill Creek, near Bathurst (22nd); 1838 David Jones opened a store on the corner of George St and Barrack Lane in Sydney (24th); 1853 the last convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land (26th); 1942 Sydney found itself under attack from three Japanese midget submarines that entered Sydney Harbour under the cover of night (31st).
New Index - Unemployed in Sydney, 1866
This new index is of interest to those whose ancestors may have been unemployed in 1866 and want to learn of their situation and possibly roughly when they arrived in the colony. It also provides a snapshot of economic conditions in Sydney in 1866.
Public Service / War Service exhibition
A new exhibition open until April 2016 honours the 11,000 NSW government employees who volunteered for military service overseas during World War I, and those who fulfilled essential services at home. The exhibition tells stories of public service and war service, pieced together through research in the State archives.
Research Topics - an A-Z list into our collection
For each topic we have gathered together useful links and sources, indexes and fact sheets. From "Architecture" and "Death Records" to "Local History" and "Railway Workers" your research awaits!
NSW Anzac Centenary - Records of NSW and WWI
Centenary of WWI and Anzac commemorative activities. Our exhibition and website draws from State Records collection to look at life in New South Wales during the war years.
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