The bankruptcy files in our Collection - dating from 1888 to 1928 - contain lists of creditors that the bankrupt person owed money to and debtors that owed money to the bankrupt person. Through these lists they show commercial connections in a town, between towns and with Sydney. The bankrupt...

View over Broken Hill, c.1908. NRS-14086-1-3-92

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As part of our Archives on Tour initiative we conducted a virtual tour of some of the archives that highlight key moments and people from Broken Hill's past. Take a tour of some of the featured archives below. 

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At the heart of every town are people and buildings. NSW State Archives is bringing (virtually) archives about the people and buildings of your town to you. Join us to see the archives and to remember some of the buildings and the people that make up your town.

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Macquarie-St,Dubbo

About this page

As part of our Archives on Tour initiative we conducted a virtual tour of some of the archives that highlight key moments and people from Dubbo's past. Take a tour of some of the featured archives below. 

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Subjects:

At the heart of every town are people and buildings. NSW State Archives is bringing (virtually) archives about the people and buildings of your town to you. Join us to see the archives and to remember some of the buildings and the people that make up your town.

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Subjects:

At the heart of every town are people and buildings. NSW State Archives is bringing (virtually) archives about the people and buildings of your town to you. Join us to see the archives and to remember some of the buildings and the people that make up your town.

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Tamworth

Tamworth has a rich and textured history. As part of our Archives on Tour initiative we conducted a virtual tour of some of the archives that highlight moments and people from Tamworth's past. Take a tour of some of the featured archives.
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Tamworth

At the heart of every town are people and buildings. We are bringing (virtually) archives about the people and buildings of your town to you.

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Entrance to Tweed-River, Tweed Heads

Archives in your Town

As part of our Archives on Tour initiative we conducted a virtual tour of some of the archives that highlight key moments and people from Tweed Head's past. Take a tour of some of the featured archives below. 

On this page:

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Subjects:

At the heart of every town are people and buildings. NSW State Archives is bringing (virtually) archives about the people and buildings of your town to you. Join us to see the archives and to remember some of the buildings and the people that make up your town.

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At the heart of every town are people and buildings. NSW State Archives is bringing (virtually) archives about the people and buildings of your town to you. Join us to see the archives and to remember some of the buildings and the people that make up your town.

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Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town – early finishes so the children can help with the milking or more pupils when the railway is built...

Explore the town of Ulladulla through the school records in the NSW State Archives collection. Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town - early...

Bankruptcy files contain lists of creditors that the bankrupt person owed money to and debtors that owed money to the bankrupt person. Through these lists they show commercial connections in a town, between towns and with Sydney. The bankrupt person provides a statement about why they became...

Cooma 1946. NRS-4481-3-[7-16104]-St28770

We explore Cooma through the school records. Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town - early finishes so the children can help with the milking...

Coonabarabran 1946. NRS-4481-3-[7/16104]-St28771

We explore Coonabarabran through the school records. Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town - early finishes so the children can help with the...

Deceased Estates are a financial record of the person’s estate when they die and frequently have very detailed information about a person’s possessions. 

The first local councils in NSW were incorporated in 1842, with 29 District Councils established under the provisions of the Imperial Act of 1842, An Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land.

This Guide lists a number of resources in our collection to help local historians trace the history of a place (rather than focusing on individuals).

We hope that this local history study of the town of Dalgety will give you some tips and tactics for your own local history project.

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Collection Search is a powerful search tool that can really help to mine the archives for local history gold.

How to use our online indexes in your local history research

Prior to 1919 the valuing of land in NSW was undertaken by local councils. From about 1919 this was gradually taken over by the Valuer General, starting with Manly in 1919 and reaching Broken Hill in the 1980's. In this webinar we take a look at Valuation Rolls and how they can be used for...

In series NRS-4335 Plans of Public Buildings there are 3,400+ plans and over 430 have been digitised and published to our catalogue, Collection Search. This page displays a sample of the digitised plans and includes gaols; hospitals; lands buildings; pilot stations; post and...

Probate packets hold the last will and testament, codicils (additions or revocations to the will) or letters of administration. Other documents include an inventory of assets of the estate; affidavits of death and papers produced by the executor.

One of our ongoing projects is the digitisation of these archives which relate to Aboriginal people, 1832-1835 and 1837-1844. The 19th century ‘blanket returns’ are lists of Aboriginal people who received blankets from the Colonial...

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Owners of firms Registered under the Firms Act, 1902. It records Name of Firm, Nature of Business, Place of Business, Date of Registration, Persons Carrying on Business, Additional People in the Business, Packet Number & Page Number.

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney celebrated its bicentenary on 13 June 2016. A selection of records are discussed in context in celebration of this milestone being reached.

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Overview of education in New South Wales 1788-c.1979 plus a list of the main record series

School files can be used for your local history research as they very strongly reflect the growth or decline of towns. The school files in our Collection cover both World War I and World War II but particularly reflect the many impacts of World War I. Teachers enlisted and on return took up...

Theatres and public halls had to be licensed from 1895. The licensing and regulations related to public safety. The theatres and public halls were owned by private individuals, businesses, religious organisations, community groups and councils and they were used for many purposes –...

Ulladulla 1946.  NRS-4481-3-[7/16100]-St28126

We explore Ulladulla through the school records. Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town - early finishes so the children can help with the milking...

Search series, items, digital images and online index entries all in the one place. The new Collection Search is a powerful single search tool that provides access to the 1.9 million items in the State Archives Collection and the 1.7 million Online Index entries...

Carrs Creek Public School - Mr and Mrs Thomas Ross and family - school teacher Carrs Creek and Cundletown 1905-1911. Digital ID 15051_a047_002592

Learn about the various ways you can trace people by first looking at where they were.

West Wyalong

We explore West Wyalong through the school records. Schools are often the centre of a town and reflect the good times and bad times but also the fun times like days off for the local show. They reflect the culture and location of the town - early finishes so the children can help with the...