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Special Bundles, 1794-1825

(a) This list is arranged by the last date on a particular file, eg a bundle with papers dating betweeen 1802 and 1825 will appear near other files concluding with papers dating 1825.

(b) The titles of many of the files are unreliable and should be regarded only as a guide to the material actually contained. A few of the bundles were created out of some papers of no discernible order that came from the Chief Secretary's Office.

(c) Those marked *ARK are part of the Archives Resources Kit which is available at various community access points throughout New South Wales. (They were originally published in microform as part of the Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825; and are indexed in the Index to the Papers of the New South Wales Colonial Secretary, 1788-1825.)

DatesDescription
1789, 1796 Regulations to be observed by the Night Watch, 7 Aug 1789, with addendum re detention of soldiers, 9 Nov 1789 (manuscript); Instructions for constables of country districts and to watchmen of the Town Divisions, 16 & 18 Nov 1796 (printed) ([SZ985]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6037 *ARK)
1801 Commissariat — Account current with the Government for Copper Coin ([2/8020.2]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3301 *ARK)
1802-03 Journal of a voyage to King's Island by James Flemming, 23 Nov 1802-7 Mar 1803 ([SZ994]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3272 *ARK)
1799-1806 Memorial from Simeon Lord to Governor Bligh praying for release of Michael Robinson, 5 Dec 1806, with several enclosures ([SZ997]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1807 Undertaking of John Wilkinson, master of the "Star", not to receive on board any person without a certificate from the Governor, 27 Mar 1807 ([2/8020.1]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3279 *ARK)
1807 Letter from Captain Piper to Governor Bligh regarding members of the crew of the "Cornwallis" reaching Norfolk Island in an open boat, 12 Oct 1807 (ML [A254 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
c.1807 Cultivation of cotton (Document re, partly in the hand of Governor King; with covering papers dated 1922) ([4/2772.3]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3311 *ARK)
1804-07 Detention of the Brig "Harrington" ([4/1093.1]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK)
1805-08 Victualling and other arrangements for convict ships, 10 Jun 1805-10 Dec 1808 ([4/1795]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3279 *ARK)
1809 Copies of documents re the massacre in New Zealand of the crew of the "Boyd" and rescue of survivors by the "City of Edinburgh" (pp.1-4) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1810 List of civil and military officers at Sydney, Norfolk Island, Hobart Town and Port Dalrymple, 3 Jan 1810 ([2/8332]; microfilm copy SR Reel 2665, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3300 *ARK)
1810 Papers respecting the sanity of Captain Brodie of the "Frederick", 25 Nov 1810 (ML [1/53 Item 4]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1803-10 William Bligh and others: Letters (ML [1/51]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1806-10 Copies of returns for enclosure with despatches to the Secretary of State: Statement of the ground, live stock etc. in New South Wales, Aug 1806; Statement of the Married and Unmarried Women with the number of their children in New South Wales, Aug 1806; General Statement of the inhabitants in His Majesty's settlement on the Eastern Coast of New South Wales with an estimate of the remains of provisions in the stores, 8 Nov 1809; Settlers, etc. Muster of Land and Stock, 1 & 22 Feb 1810 ([2/8637]; microfilm copy SR Reel 2665, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3309 *ARK)
1808-10 Lumber Yard Parramatta: Stores received and issue of iron etc., 19 Apr 1808 - 13 Jan 1810. Inventory as at 15 Jan 1810 ([2/8131]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2658)
1808-10 Vouchers and weekly returns of the Government Storekeeper, Hawkesbury, including a list of those receiving flood relief, Nov 1808-Nov 1810 ([9/2673]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2658)
1811 Report of sales at auction by John Howe at Windsor, 29 Jun 1811 (ML  [C197]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1814 Papers concerning the ship "Surry" ([4/1731]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6044 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2665)
1810-14 Papers re the claims of persons evacuating Norfolk Island for Port Dalrymple. Re food-stuffs supplied to Van Diemen's Land from Norfolk Island ([4/6977A]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2665)
1814-15 A log of the proceedings of H.M. Brig "Kangaroo", commanded by Lieutenant Charles Jeffreys, 21 Aug 1814-2 Feb 1815 ([SZ1045]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3275 *ARK)
1816 Letter from the Governor of New South Wales to the chiefs and principal men in the Islands of the Marquesas re cruelty to natives by John Martin, master of the "Queen Charlotte", 12 Jan 1816 (pp.71—81) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1807-16 Van Diemen's Land, including report on the discovery of Macquarie Harbour and copy of William Sorrell's commission as Lieutenant Governor (pp.5-70)([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1810-16 Proceedings of the High Court of Appeals, 10 Apr 1810-27May 1816 ([4/1724]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6042 *ARK)
1817 Journal and "Station Book" of a trip to the north and westward (Hawkesbury Valley), probably by William Parr, 30 Oct-29 Nov 1817 ([2/3623]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3271 *ARK)
1817 Proceedings of Court of Enquiry into conduct on board the convict ship "Chapman" ([9/2639]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2666)
1817 Diary of John Oxley's expedition of discovery of the course of the Lachlan River, 6 Apr-29 Aug 1817 ([SZ1047-48]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3277-3278 *ARK)
1818 "Memorandums and Remarks" made by James Meehan describing an expedition from Sydney to Jervis Bay, 3 Mar-14 Apr 1818 ([SZ1046]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3276 *ARK)
1810-18 Bonds to the Naval Officer, Mar 1810-Sep 1818 ([X702 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 2666, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3283-3284 *ARK)
1819 Returns of the Commissariat; instructions to Drennan, and correspondence re the system of administering the Government Stores ([4/1093.2]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3301 *ARK)
1819 Papers re suspension of Provost Marshal William Gore (pp.83-136) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1819 Correspondence between Judge Advocate Wylde and Governor Macquarie (pp.137-222) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1819 Correspondence with Charles Throsby re discovery of new country and the building of roads (pp.225-65) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1819 Proceedings of a Court of Enquiry upon Captain Granger of the "General Stuart", Mar 1819 ([9/2749]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3282 *ARK)
1820 Minutes of the Special Committee of the Orphan Schools ([4/401]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1820 Extract from Journal kept by Charles Smith, 3-10 Dec 1820; tour made by Joseph Wild ([9/2733]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3271 *ARK)
1810-20 Minutes of the Vice Admiralty Court of New South Wales, 25 Jun 1810-9 Feb 1820 ([9/2735]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1819-21 Papers re building carried out by Macquarie (pp.267-326) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1822 Correspondence between Macquarie and Brisbane before the former's departure 1822, and Macquarie to others preceding his departure (pp.327-55) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1822 Sandwich Islands (pp.357-60) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1822 Quarterly returns of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta, Jan - Sep ([X643]; microfilm copy SR Reel 660, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3297 *ARK)
1822 Journal of a tour from Bathurst to the Liverpool Plains by William Lawson, 24 Nov-14 Dec 1822 ([SZ995]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3272 *ARK)
1809-22 Coroners' Inquests — murder, manslaughter and arson not included ([4/1819]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6021 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2928)
1821-22 Minute book of the Philosophical Society of Australasia, 27 Jun 1821-14 Aug 1822 ([SZ1007]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1823 Bonds between individuals and the Colonial Secretary, and papers re the ownership of the cutter "Snapper" ([4/7027]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3280 *ARK)
1823 Surveyor General: General return of allotments in the town of Parramatta, with accompanying map [SR Map No.4907] ([4/7576]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3265 *ARK)
1823 Return of land cleared and other improvements made by emancipated and free settlers on Hunter's River and Patterson's River, 18 Feb 1823 ([4/7029E]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3264 *ARK)
1823 Journal of the proceedings of the Colonial Cutter "Mermaid", commanded by John Rodolphus Kent, on a voyage to New Zealand, 8 May-15 Aug 1823 ([SZ996]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3273-3274 *ARK)
1823 Letters of thanks from the President, Directors and proprietors of the Bank of New South Wales, 26 Nov; Copy of the Charter of the Bank of New South Wales, 31 Oct ([SZ1049]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1805, 1819-23 Despatches recommending free settlers ([4/1094]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6021 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2276)
1814-23 Aboriginal or Native Institution, Parramatta: accounts and related papers (includes a copy of an 1801 letter re the creation of a Hottentot establishment at the Cape, and papers re the 1816 Native Feast) ([4/7498]; microfilm copy SR Reel 1933) (Not included in *ARK as missing at the time)
1819-23 List of "Medical Comforts" for convicts shipped in London, 1 May 1819 - 21 July 1823 ([4/7015.3]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6022 *ARK)
1819-23 Rules and regulations for the management of the Male Orphan Institution, including minutes of meetings ([4/400]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1821-23 Vouchers to expenditure, 1821-22; Male Orphan School: accounts and vouchers, 1823 ([4/7079]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6021 *ARK)
1822-23 Alphabetical lists of persons to whom convict mechanics had been assigned under the Government and General Orders of 22 Dec 1821, 31 Mar 1822 - 30 Sep 1823 ([X53]; microfilm copy SR Reel 587, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3296 *ARK)
1822-23 Re clearing gangs and debts due the Government for land cleared in the time of Sir Thomas Brisbane ([4/7014]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6022 *ARK)
1800-24 Petitions (pp.361-454) ([2/8130 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6020 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 2665 & 2276)
1810-24 Naval Officer's Quarterly Reports: 1810-14 ([X698]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2665); 1815-17 ([X699]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2665); 1818-20 ([X700]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2666); 1821-30 June 1824 ([X701]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reels 2666)
1818-24 Rules and regulations for the future management and improvement of the Female Orphan Institution, including minutes of meetings, 30 Jun 1818-15 Jan 1824 ([4/403]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6040 *ARK)
1819-24 List of 117 boys received into the Male Orphan Institution ([4/7208]; microfilm copy SR Reel 1477, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3307 *ARK)
1820-24 Reports of prisoners tried in the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (including Hobart, 7 Feb 1823) ([X820]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2666)
1822-24 Charges against Major Druitt: 1822 ([4/1754]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6053 *ARK, another copy at SR Reel 2169); 1822-24 ([4/1755]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6053 *ARK)
1822-24 Assignment of convicts ([5/3821.1]; microfilm copy SR Reel 587, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3293 *ARK)
1823-24 Returns of convicts tried before Magistrates at: Appin, 26 Jul 1823 - 30 Sep 1824; Bathurst, Dec 1823 - Dec 1824; Campbelltown, Jun - Dec 1824; Liverpool, 24 Jun - 24 Dec 1824; Parramatta, Jul-Dec 1824; Penrith, 1824; Sydney Police Office, Jul - Dec 1824; Westmoreland, Dec 1823 - Dec 1824 ([4/6671 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 660)
1825 Papers re paying the passage of the family of William Davis of Charlotte Place, Sydney ([4/989]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3279 *ARK)
1825 Return of agricultural produce and stock, Port Macquarie (Rollands Plains) ([X54]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3300 *ARK)
1794-1813, 1825 Norfolk Island - papers and accounts ([4/1167A-1170]; microfilm copy at SR Reels 762-763, photocopies at City COD412-413, 428-431 and 274) (listed at [4/1171B]; microfilm copy SR Reel 764, photocopy City COD472) (excluded from *ARK)
1800, 1805, 1822-25 Miscellaneous convict returns, relating chiefly to Emu Plains and Rooty Hill ([2/8283 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6028 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 593)
1802-25 Estimates, accounts, vouchers and tenders, including Estimate of the charge of defraying the Civil Establishment of New South Wales, 1 Jan-31 Dec 1802 (pp.1-3) and tenders for the supply of wool, 1825 (pp.25-35) ([5/3821.2]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3303 *ARK)
1810-25 Statements of stores shipped on convict vessels ([4/1095.2]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK)
1810-25 Monthly returns of Punishments, Newcastle, Dec 1810-Oct 1825 ([4/1718]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6023 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 689)
1810-25 Papers of Charles Throsby, including various journals of exploration ([9/2743-44]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6034 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2647)
1818-23, 1825 Letters from the Navy Office re arrangement of passages to India for the officers and men of the various regiments who had undertaken escort duty on convict ships ([4/1095.1]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6028 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2156)
c.1818-25 Certificates of conduct and petitions from applicants for tickets of leave; and affidavits attesting to the loss of tickets, c.1818-25 ([4/1715-17]; microfilm copy SR Reels 6026-6027 *ARK, another copy SR Reels 620-622); 1825 [4/10799.4]
1819-25 Medical matters - Hospitals and Lunatic Asylums ([5/3821.3]; microfilm copy SR Reel 743, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3312 *ARK)
1820-25 Papers relating to John Macarthur's grant at Camden ([4/7081]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3264 *ARK)
1822-25 Copies of affidavits notifying loss of certificates of freedom, tickets of leave, etc ([4/1690 pt]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6028 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 603)
1822-25 Pay lists of Constables at Sydney and vicinity, and returns of allowances in lieu of rations: 21 Dec 1822 - 20 Jun 1823 ([4/7016A]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6029 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2277); 21 Dec 1822 - 20 Jun 1823 (duplicates) ([4/7016B]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6029 *ARK); 21 Dec 1823 - 25 Dec 1824 ([4/7016C]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6029 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2277); 26 Dec 1824 - 24 Nov 1825 ([4/7016D]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6030 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2277)
1823-25 Pay lists of Constables at Parramatta, 20 Dec 1823 - 24 Sep 1825, and neighbourhood of Parramatta and South Creek, 30 Oct 1824 - 24 Sep 1825. Also returns of constables' wives and children entitled to the commutation in lieu of rations, 20 Dec 1823 - 24 Sep 1825: 20 Dec 1823 - 24 Dec 1824 ([4/7017A]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6030 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2277); 25 Dec 1824 - 24 Sep 1825 ([4/7017B]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6030 *ARK, another copy SR Reel 2277)
1823, 1825 Papers relating to the premises of Archbold and Ovens ([4/7082]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3311 *ARK)
1823-25 Land in Van Diemen's Land ([2/8015.4]; microfilm copy SR Reel 1247, microfiche copy SR Fiche 3260 *ARK)
1823-25 Papers relating to the Savings Bank of New South Wales ([5/3821.4]; microfiche copy SR Fiche 3312 *ARK)
1823-25 Affidavits attesting to loss of certificates of freedom, 1823-25 ([4/1713-14]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6026 *ARK, other copies SR Reels 602 and 1258, photocopy of [4/1713] at City COD238); 1824-25 [4/10799.1]
1824-25 Government stores, Wellington Valley — Returns of Wheat and Maize grain and meal received and issued, Feb 1824 - Nov 1825 (incomplete); Monthly returns of Horned Cattle turned in, Nov 1824, Feb 1825; Monthly returns of Beef received, Dec 1824 - Jan 1825, May - Nov 1825; Weekly returns of Public Labour performed by Government gangs, 1825 (incomplete); Return of one male convict transferred from Wellington Valley to Sydney for the purpose of claiming a certificate of freedom, 1 Aug 1825 ([4/1093.4]; microfilm copy SR Reel 6031 *ARK)