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Fax machines to be phased out by 1 January 2016
The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) has announced that agencies within its cluster, including State Records, will be phasing out the use of facsimile machines by 1 January 2016.
Christmas / New Year Opening Hours
The Reading Room will be closed on 24 Dec 2015 through to 2 Jan 2016 and re-open Monday 4 Jan 2016. The Government Records Repository (GRR) and Agency Archives Retrieval will be open for business throughout this period excluding weekends and Public Holidays. See more information including copy services and operating hours.
This month in history - November
Browse through the archives day by day and month by month. Highlights for November include: 1935 Charles Kingsford Smith took off in his plane, the Lady Southern Cross, from Britain in a record breaking attempt to fly to Australia (6th); 1861 the first Melbourne Cup horse race was run. Won by Archer (7th); 1880 the notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly, was hanged (11th); 1934 the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney was unveiled (24th); 1889 the Sydney Town Hall was offically opened (27th); 1838 the Tarban Creek Lunatic Aslyum was opened (29th); 1878 Advance Australia Fair was performed for the first time (30th).
Mobile app - Towns Through Time
Now you can find images in our collection from Adaminaby to the Zig Zag railway, all from your mobile phone!
Listing of probate packets 1914-1918
The 31,443 probate packets, numbered Series 4-67547 to Series 4-99142, are now listed and available for searching in our catalogue.
Public Service / War Service exhibition
A new exhibition open until April 2016 honours the 11,000 NSW government employees who volunteered for military service overseas during World War I, and those who fulfilled essential services at home. The exhibition tells stories of public service and war service, pieced together through research in the State archives.
Research Topics - an A-Z list into our collection
For each topic we have gathered together useful links and sources, indexes and fact sheets. From "Architecture" and "Death Records" to "Local History" and "Railway Workers" your research awaits!
NSW Anzac Centenary - Records of NSW and WWI
Centenary of WWI and Anzac commemorative activities. Our exhibition and website draws from State Records collection to look at life in New South Wales during the war years.
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