The Government established the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in 1906, and from 1909 water was supplied from Burrinjuck Dam.
In the early 1800’s the Parramatta Female Factory was seen by authorities as a solution to the management of female convicts, their protection and the harnessing of their economic power.
Join John Cann at the Hornsby Shire Family History Group as he discusses rarely accessed records relating to shipwrecks and the NSW coast held in the NSW State Archives Collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.