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Easter and ANZAC Day 2015
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This month in history - March
Browse through the archives day by day and month by month. Highlights for March include: 1900 the NSW Bushmen's Contingent departed Sydney to fight in the Boer War in South Africa (1st); 1959 work began on Stage 1 of the Sydney Opera House (2nd); 1804 the Castle Hill convict rebellion started led by Irishman Phillip Cunningham (4th); 1832 the first issue of the NSW Government Gazette was published (7th); 1870 Granny Smith died (9th); 1868 Australia's first attempted political assasination occured (12th); 1827 general lighting in Sydney was turned on (13th); 1932 the Sydney Harbour Bridge was officially opened (19th); 1870 bushranger Frederick Ward, aka 'Captain Thunderbolt', was shot dead at Kentucky Creek, near Uralla (25th); 1791 Mary Bryant and eight other convicts made their famous escape from Sydney Cove (28th); 1816 Francis Greenway was appointed as Civil Architect by Governor Macquarie (30th).
The latest issue of Now&Then is out now
The February issue features the Christmas Competition winners; Carrington albums on display; Last days of A Call to Arms; Treasures found in the records; Spotlight on correspondence records; our Flickr update and more!
February For the Record is now available
This issue includes news about the arrival of a really big scanner, training in 2015, the new "General retention and disposal authority for original or source records that have been copied", the new "Records Management Standard" (due out in March), and recent FutureProof blog posts on "Managing information in a mobile working environment and Enhancing the effectiveness of an EDRMS/ECM system"
WWI Exhibition: A Call To Arms
The exhibition includes photographs, official documents, letters, and printed material that provide an insight into the lives of the people of NSW and the Government who served them during the first part of the Great War.
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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