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Short Guide 14 - Special Bundles

What are Special Bundles?

Special Bundles contain correspondence and papers on particular matters or subjects which because of their significance or the quantity of correspondence generated were usually extracted from an agency's main correspondence series and treated separately. They may contain both registered and unregistered papers and, depending on the nature of the bundle, may cover many years or just a short period of time. Creating Special Bundles was a way for an agency to highlight records of temporary or long-term interest so that the papers were readily to hand. The general title given to them by the agency often provides little indication of the diversity of the material they may contain.

Special Bundles list

Agriculture
» NRS 54 Special files, 1889-1981
Previously published as Information Leaflet 34.

Attorney General/Attorney General & Justice
» NRS 302 Letters received - Special bundles, 1822-1900 (Attorney General)
» NRS 333 Letters received - Special Bundles, 1874-1984 (Attorney General & Justice)
Previously published as Information Leaflet 15.

Colonial Secretary
» NRS 898 Special Bundles, 1794-1825
» NRS 906 Special Bundles, 1826-1982

Government Transport
» NRS 13100 Correspondence files, 1902-38
Previously published as Information Leaflet 13.

Marine Board, Navigation Department, Sydney Harbour Trust, Maritime Services Board
» NRS 9794 Special bundles, 1870-1960
Previously published as Information Leaflet 17.

Mines
» NRS 9987 Special files, 1851-1986
Previously published as Information Leaflet 16.

Police
NRS 10923 Special Bundles, 1846-1963
Previously published as Information Leaflet 32.

Premier's Department
NRS 12061 Special Bundles, 1895-1976
» List A: Special Bundles
» List B: Special Bundles
Previously published as Information Leaflet 18.
» NRS 12156, Special Bundle - Correspondence re Royal
Visits 1952 and 1954 [13/9313-14].

Public Service Board
» NRS 12294 Special Bundles, 1860-1968
Previously published as Information Leaflet 19.

Public Works
» NRS 12419 Special bundles, 1846-1963
Previously published as Information Leaflet 20.

Treasury
» NRS 14194 Special Bundles, 1846-1984
Previously published as Information Leaflet 21.