The files (NRS-13654) date from 1842-1887 and cover the entire state. Each file documents the process of becoming insolvent and typically contains an estimate of assets and debts made by the person as well as claims by creditors. They often provide intimate glimpses into a person’s daily life e.g. the clothes they were buying or the medications being purchased from their pharmacist.
Use the Insolvency Index to find Insolvency files. Type the name of the person you are searching for. You can also search by occupation or locality. Click on the Details link at the end of the entry. This will take you to the full entry in our catalogue, Collection Search. A PDF download icon will indicate if the file is digitally available. You can also find files by searching the catalogue - simply type the word “Insolvency” and the name you are searching for, e.g. “Insolvency Fred Colbron”.
Insolvency file for Fred Hervey Colbron [Tailor, George St, Sydney] NRS-13654-1-[2/8664]-86