The State Archives Collection
- Research Tools and Tips
Archives in Brief - fact sheets
Getting started with your research
How to start your family history
Indexes Online - names & places
Pre-order records for your visit
Publishing, citing and copyright
Reader's Ticket Application
Register of Access Directions
Research Guides & Finding Aids
- Popular Research Topics - see all »
Asylum & mental hospital records
Colonial Secretary's papers
Shipping and Immigration
Are you a family historian or a local history researcher? Perhaps you are researching records relating to Indigenous people? Undertaking a school project or overseeing one for your students? Do you live in a remote area of NSW?
We have brought together resource pages that may be of interest to you.
- Historian or researcher - see our family/local history topics, tips & worksheets
- Indigenous person - see how to find & use the archives relating to Aboriginal people
- Living in regional NSW - access the Archives Resources Kit
- School teacher or student - explore the collection & learn!
Today in History
Glance through the history of New South Wales and the State archives day by day, month by month.
Exhibition: Romance & Industry Revisited
With the relocation of older exhibition pieces from the City office, we saw an opportunity to reconstitute the Romance & Industry exhibition out at the Western Sydney Records Centre.
Romance & Industry captures a grand age of travel by train, just before it was overtaken by air travel and school holidays in the family car. Photographs and publicity brochures portray the spirit of these journeys between metropolis and country, through images of travellers and trains located within the Australian landscape.