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).

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...

Not digitised

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.

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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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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The online indexes are fantastic when you are searching for a name but have you ever used our online indexes in your local history research? This webinar shows you how. 

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.