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Friday, 18 Jun 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Did you know that we also hold films in the State Archives Collection? We are working hard to preserve and digitise our films. Join Anna Gray our Officer, Collection Digitisation, as she takes us through some of the films we have uploaded to YouTube. 

Monday, 21 Jun 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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.

Friday, 09 Jul 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

The State Archives Collection includes lists of Aboriginal people who received blankets from the colonial authorities in the 19th century. The lists are broadly arranged by locality and include both Indigenous and European names for each person as well as their age.

Wednesday, 11 Aug 2021
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The NSW State Archives & Records collection remains under-used by most family history researchers. Wendy Gallagher is visiting Cessnock Library for Family History Month to reveal the great resources available for genealogists and how to find them.

Friday, 20 Aug 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

An eyewitness account of Halley’s Comet reported by John Dunlop, Superintendent of the Parramatta Observatory, in 1835. Workbooks cataloguing Australia’s early attempts to photograph the stars for a project launched by the Paris Observatory in 1887.

Friday, 24 Sep 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Police Service cards cover the years 1913-1986. They show dates of employment and promotion, where stationed, personal details such as date of birth, hair and eye colour and record of offences and special service.

Friday, 29 Oct 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Teachers' rolls and Teacher career cards are the point of entry for research about teachers. They tell us where and when teachers were employed, and their classification. This webinar shows you how to find these records and where they can lead your research.

Friday, 19 Nov 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Have you ever tried to find a Government document from the 19th century? This webinar explains the top-numbering filing system used by many Government departments in the 19th and early 20th centuries, giving you the tools to understand this essential concept of archival research.

Friday, 10 Dec 2021
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Prior to 1919 the valuing of land 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.