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Indexes relating to Indigenous people

We have several online indexes for record series that you can search for information on Indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal Colonial Court Cases, 1788-1838
There are approximately 250 entries in the index. The index was prepared by Victoria Jane Barclay Gollan as a research and writing aid for a Doctorate of Philosophy on Aborigines and the Law for Sydney University.
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Aboriginal people in the Register of Aboriginal Reserves, 1875-1904
This index includes the names of approximately 80 Aboriginal people. It is not a complete list of Aboriginal people living on reserves in NSW in this period.
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Colonial Secretary Papers, 1788-1825
This is the most comprehensive index to the records of early settlement in NSW. You can browse the index by name, locality or subject. For general entries use 'Aborigines'.
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Colonial Secretary: Main Series of Letters Received, 1826-1982
The main series of letters is a searchable database. It is part of the Colonial Secretary's Guide to Correspondence. Use the search term 'Aborigines'.
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Schools and related records, 1876-1979
Arranged alphabetically by school name. Individuals are not listed. Use the term '%Aboriginal' to find all Aboriginal Schools.
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Gaol Photographs, c.1870-1930
Over 20,000 entries presently available. We are progressively adding other gaols to this index in alphabetical order.
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