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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 opening on 27 April 2015 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.
This month in history - April
Browse through the archives day by day and month by month. Highlights for April include: 1881 the first simultaneous census of Australia and the rest of the British Empire took place (3rd); 1820 the foundation stone was laid for the building that would eventually became the Queen Victoria Building (4th); 1891 the second simultaneous census of Australia and the rest of the British Empire took place (5th); 1817 the Bank of New South Wales was established (8th); 1865 bushranger "Mad" Dan Morgan was shot dead by Police (9th); 1811 the first toll bars came into operation on the newly completed turnpike road from Sydney to Parramatta (10th); 1870 gold was discovered in Gulgong, sparking a major gold rush for the area (14th); 1880 school was made compulsory for children aged 6 to 14 years in NSW (16th); 1911 the first twelve migrant boys arrived from England to begin their agricultural training at Scheyville Farm (21st).
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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