- Record series in the index: NRS 5607 (Reels 2232-2233)
- Entries in the index: 800+
About the index
Reports from coroners on inquests held throughout the colony, including a few held in Van Diemen's Land. The deaths were mostly caused by drowning, apoplexy or a "Visitation of God". There are also occasional murders, thieves killed in the course of a robbery and spearings by Aboriginal people (mostly in the Bathurst district).
The index to the Reports of Inquests, 1796-1824 was originally compiled by staff from the former Archives Office of NSW. This updated version of the index has been prepared with the assistance of Mr Malcolm Sainty (Biographical Database of Australia).