Fully digitised

As part of the State Archives Collection, we hold a volume which may shock present Sydneysiders as it records the presence of Bubonic Plague or the Black Death in Sydney of the early 20th century. It is a volume filled with disease and death.

This index relates to persons admitted to Government Asylums. It shows name and age of patient; some details of their history, such as place of birth, date of arrival in colonies, and occupation.

This Guide provides information on the available inmate records for the Infirm and Destitute Asylums and where to find them.

This guide provides an overview of the main series of patient records in our collection for Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute (1862-1933) and Liverpool State Hospital and Home (1933-1961).

The first NSW Medical Board was constituted in 1838 (2 Victoria, Act No. 22) 'An Act to define the qualifications of Medical Witnesses at Coroner's Inquests and Inquiries held before Justices of the Peace in the Colony of New South Wales'. The Board was responsible for examining...

This guide describes the different types of patient records available and where to access them. It also provides a brief history of mental health care administration.

Disturber of the Peace

“Disturber of the Peace” is an educational film produced by the New South Wales department of Health.

It highlights the importance of sleep and the effects not enough sleep can have on your health and lifestyle.

This film was digitised as part of a special...

Get Up Stand Up - an anti-smoking film from 1981

“Get up, stand up” (1981), an anti-smoking film aimed at teenagers produced by the Southern Metropolitan Region NSW Health Commission and the NSW Film Corporation.

Remember the days when you could smoke inside public spaces?! This film is aimed at teenagers...

Milk - the White River of Life

Milk and its health and nutritional benefits, demonstrated through a domestic science class on milk and milk-based products and their use in cooking.

From the series NRS 4911 Health Education Films.


Our Daily Milk - The story of your milk supply

Our Daily Milk – The story of your milk supply follows the production of milk from pasture through to delivery.

The film details the care of the cows while in the paddock, the milking process, transportation of milk to the dairy factory and the milk being...

Rescue Breathing

“Rescue Breathing” is an instructional film demonstrating CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation techniques.

In the film a number of scenarios are used as examples including a drowning, an electrocution and a child choking. The film emphasises the importance of...