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Electoral rolls

NRS 1199, Electoral rolls, 1842-64
(12 microfiche)
Fiche 768-779
These are the earliest Electoral Rolls held in State Records. They record name, nature of franchise qualification, and where the property affording the qualification is situated.
    * See Short Guide 1 for the list

1828 Census Householders' Returns

NRS 1273, 1828 Census Householders' Returns
(4 rolls of 35mm microfilm)
Reels 2551-2552, 2506-2507

The 1828 Census was to first to be held in New South Wales. It was taken by specially appointed collectors, generally responsible to a Commissioner or a Bench of Magistrates, who completed printed forms for each household in the territory allotted to them. A full listing of names given in the 1828 Census has been published.

The individual householder's form records district number, householder's name, residence, names of family and of servants and then for each individual person - age, class, ship, year of arrival, sentence, employment, residence, religion.

On the other side of the form there is a land and stock return which records district where situated, name of farm, name of proprietor or tenant, total number of acres, acres cleared, acres cultivated, and livestock (horses, horned cattle and sheep).

These returns are grouped into districts.

Item List

Reel Districts Item
2551 Kissing Point 4/1238
Baulkham Hills
Seven Hills
Castle Hill
2552 Field of Mars 4/1239
Botany Bay
Sydney (1 only)
2506 Melville 4/1240
Wellington Valley
2507 Parramatta 4/1241

1901 Census

NRS 685, 1901 Census
Short Guide 7 gives history and information on the 1901 Census and lists the Collectors' Books by district name. It records the locality, name of householder and total number of persons. The relevant fiche for the community access point are included in the kit.

Other guides to the records

See the following guides for more information: