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Christmas / New Year Opening Hours
The reading room will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 – Saturday 3 January 2015 and re-open Monday 5 January 2015. See more information including copy services and the GRR operating hours.
Digital Gallery: Barney Kieran 'Champion Swimmer of the World'
A swimming career that spanned just two years, his achievements were extraordinary and it is not surprising that he was memorialised as the 'Champion Swimmer of the World', following his untimely death in December 1905.
WWI Exhibition: A Call To Arms
The exhibition includes photographs, official documents, letters, and printed material that provide an insight into the lives of the people of NSW and the Government who served them during the first part of the Great War.
This month in history - November
Browse through the archives day by day and month by month. Highlights for November include: 1935 Charles Kingsford Smith took off in his plane, the Lady Southern Cross, from Britain in a record breaking attempt to fly to Australia (6th); 1861 the first Melbourne Cup horse race was run. Won by Archer (7th); 1880 the notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly, was hanged (11th); 1934 the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney was unveiled (24th); 1889 the Sydney Town Hall was offically opened (27th); 1838 the Tarban Creek Lunatic Aslyum was opened (29th); 1878 Advance Australia Fair was performed for the first time (30th).
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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