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Merry Christmas 2014
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.
New Index to Govt Asylums for the Infirm & Destitute
This new index contains c.10,000 entries relating to persons admitted to Government Asylums in the last two decade of the 19th Century - 1 Jan 1880-Nov 1896.
December For the Record is now available
Through the lens: Central Railway Station, Sydney
This digital gallery highlights the transformation of Central Railway Station from its opening in 1855 to 1921 when the clocktower was completed.
December issue of Now&Then
The latest issue features: the Christmas competition; Carrington Albums events; Spotlight and Treasures Found in the Records; our Blog and Flickr updates and more!
This month in history - December
Browse through the archives day by day and month by month. Highlights for December include: 1816 the first land grants were issued in the Illawarra region (2nd); 1874 at 11.30am Henry Chamberlain Russell witnessed the first Transit of Venus at the Sydney Observatory in 105 years (9th); 1849 the first Certificate of Naturalization was issued to Didier Numa Joubert from France (17th); 1926 the first section of underground railway in Sydney began operating (20th); 1859 Thomas Austin from Winchelsea, Victoria introduced 21 rabbits for hunting (25th); 1850 Henry Parkes established the 'Empire' newspaper (28th).
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.
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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