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Chinese Migration
Care Leavers

Records relating to orphans, foster care, adoption and other out-of-home care.

Cabinet documents

Public release of NSW Cabinet Papers

Cafes and Restaurants

As the rail system expanded across the State during the 19th century the provision and availability of refreshments became an essential part of travelling by train.

Cemeteries and Burials

At the first establishment of the colony for a long time no piece of ground was set apart for a Burial place.

Census and Musters

Population muster and census records, 1788-1901.

Change of Name
Chemists and Pharmacists
Child Care and Protection

Records and indexes relating to child care and protection; child / youth migration from the UK; Randwick Asylum; Scheyville Training Farm.

Child Migrants
Child Welfare
Citing and Publishing

Information on how to request permission to publish and how to cite records accurately.

Coat of Arms

The NSW Coat of Arms was granted in 1906...

Colonial Secretary

The correspondence of the Colonial Secretary is one of the most valuable sources of information on all aspects of the history of the Colony and the State of NSW.

Community Access Points
Conditional Purchase

The Conditional Purchase scheme, also known as 'free selection before survey', ran from 1862 to 1951.

Conservation and Preservation

Conservation treatments and tips, including caring for your family photos


How do you know if there was a convict in your family? Find out where to start your research

Copies of Archives
Copy Service

Most copy services are provided in-house. See the fees and guarantees on our copy services.


Find out how copyright affects your use of State archives

Coronial Inquiries

Civil and criminal court records; Court of Claims; Quarter Sessions; Supreme Court.


In general there are few records relating to crew until 1854. Research into these records can often be difficult.

Crown Land