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Archives In Brief

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Archives In Brief (AIB) are fact sheets and are an excellent starting point for your research. AIB give you brief historical information on a particular topic, along with a list of the most relevant records in our collection. AIB do not provide entire lists of records relating to a particular topic, but give you practical tips and information to carry out your research.

Archives In Brief 106 - Local government records

A brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to local government records.

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Archives In Brief 108 - Primary application packets

A brief overview about the Primary Application Packets (NRS 17513) and the related records we hold.

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Archives In Brief 109 - Valuation records

A brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to valuation records. Other records may be identified in Archives Investigator. Researchers should also consult: Archives in Brief 6: Local history research and Archives in Brief 106: Local government records.

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Archives In Brief 110 - The NSW Coat of Arms and related records

Helps celebrate the centenary of the granting of the NSW Coat of Arms in 1906 by providing a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to official coats of arms.

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Archives In Brief 111 - Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Detail Sheets, c1904-45

Provides a brief overview of the Detail Sheets created by the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board (MWS&DB) and how to access them. Other records may be identified in Archives Investigator (under Agency Nos 479 and 482).

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Archives In Brief 112 - Sydney Harbour Bridge Workers

This fact sheet identifies the main series of records concerning those people employed by the NSW Government who worked on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Archives In Brief 113 - Firefighters

Provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to firefighters. Other records may be identified in Archives Investigator and Short Guide 10: Professions and Occupations.

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Archives In Brief 114 - Records relating to fires

A brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to fires. Other records may be identified in Archives Investigator.

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Archives In Brief 115 - Coastal Fortifications

A brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to coastal fortifications, defence works and military buildings.

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Archives in Brief 116 - Researching your house and property

This Archives in Brief (AIB) provides an overview of the major sources for researching houses and properties. It provides details about records held by State Records and lists other organisations that may hold relevant material. Please note however, that property records can be complex and may be confusing for those without conveyancing training.

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Archives In Brief 117 - Maltese migration and settlement in NSW

This Archives in Brief (AIB) provides an overview of record series which may be useful in tracing Maltese settlement in NSW. Archives Investigator may help identify other records in our collection of use in researching the Maltese presence in our state.

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Archives In Brief 118 - Nurses

This Archives in Brief provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to nurses in New South Wales. Other records may be identified in Archives Investigator and Short Guide No. 10: Professions and Occupations.

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Archives In Brief 120 - Gold Mining

This Archives in Brief (AIB) provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to goldmining.

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Archives In Brief 51 - Archives in Brief by subject

Archives In Brief (AIB) are our information leaflets and are an excellent starting point for your research. AIB give you brief historical information on a particular topic, along with a list of the most relevant records in our collection. AIB do not provide entire lists of records relating to a particular topic, but give you practical tips and information to carry out your research.

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Archives in Brief 121 - Russian migration and settlement in NSW

This Archives in Brief (AIB) provides an overview of record series which may be useful in tracing Russian settlement in New South Wales. Archives Investigator may help identify other records in our collection of use in researching the Russian presence in our State.

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Archives in Brief 122 - Norfolk Island

Provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to Norfolk Island.

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Archives In Brief 123 - Justices of the Peace

This Archives in Brief provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to Justices of the Peace in New South Wales.

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Archives In Brief 124 - Gaol staff

This Archives in Brief provides a brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to gaol staff employed by the NSW Department of Corrective Services and its predecessors. Other records may be identified in Archives Investigator and Short Guide 10: Professions and Occupations. For information on gaol inmates see AIB 82.

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