The NSW Anzac Centenary website highlights records from the State archives relating to key events and historical themes associated with NSW and World War I. A number of these documents have been digitised and...

The First Australian Railway Supply Detachment, 11th A.A.SC, 1914. Digital ID 17420_a014_a014000498

A complete index of a single photo (No. 1331) from the State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection, now in the custody of State Records. The 65 names have been transcribed from the back of the photograph.

The war between the British and the two Dutch South African republics — the Boer War — began on 11 October 1899 when the Boers declared war on the British. It lasted until 31 May 1902. This Guide provides a brief overview and list of the main sources in our collection relating to New South Wales...

A brief overview of the major sources held by State Records that relate to coastal fortifications, defence works and military buildings.

This guide provides information on how to find arrivals of early military personnel and a list of records in our collection relating to Early British Army Regiments in NSW; Volunteer Force; Sudan Expedition; Boer War; World War I and World War II.

First Railway Imperial Expeditionary Force at the Sydney Showground prior to departure for France, n.d. Digital ID 15905_a014_a015000001

Name search for NSW railway employees who formed the 1st Railway Section of the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force, also known as the 6th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company.

This index includes the names of over 10,000 NSW Government employees reported to have been granted military leave, or to have enlisted as nurses and military or navy personnel during World War I, 1914-18.

Not digitised

Name search for railway employees who died in the First World War. 

Transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. It records surname and first name (may be that of transferor or transferee), file number, residence of owner, settlement purchase number, parish, county and date of transfer.

This index will be of interest to those researching the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. It records: name of applicant and vendor, name of estate, land district and Closer Settlement Promotion number.

The index related to the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. The registers record names of transferor and transferee, file number, residence of owner, settlement purchase number, parish, county and date of transfer.

A list of the main land records in our collection that relate to returned soldier settlement, or closer settlement, after World War I.The passage of the Returned Soldiers Settlement Act 1916, (Act No 21 1916) allowed the settlement of returned soldiers on Crown and Closer...

Not digitised

This index relates to land ownership originally obtained under the Returned Soldiers Settlement scheme. This index records Soldier Settlement loan number, name of applicant and land district. The records relate to the application of Returned Soldier Settlers Advance/loan after World War I.

The Qualification Certificates in these files appear to be the only surviving examples of World War 1 Qualification Certificates from NSW. The index records certificate number, name of applicant, residence at time of application and in some cases the land district required for settlement....

Not digitised

A Settlement Purchase was the principal tenure under the Closer Settlement Act (Act. No.37 1904). These are similar to the tenure of Conditional Purchase with the payment of a deposit and annual instalments. Many but not all returned soldiers obtained their land using this form of tenure.

A selection of resources highlighting New South Wales' involvement in a number of military conflicts during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A sample of photos of Sydney Harbour Trust staff killed in action in World War I. The oval shaped portraits are printed on thick card and have been cut out of an album or display board. The name of the person has been written in pencil on the back of the prints. 

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