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Colonial (Government) Architect guide

The Colonial Architect's Department was responsible for the planning and supervision of the construction and repair of public buildings

Colonial (Government) Architect index 1837-1970

Designed for researching the history of public buildings. Most records that are more than 30 years old are open to public access. Those that relate to security buildings are subject to a closed to public access direction, AD 28

Hospital buildings guide

A select list of sources relating to hospital buildings, including sketches, plans and photographs

Hotel plans

This webinar highlights hotel plans for the Sydney area in the State Archives Collection

Plans of public buildings

A sample of digitised building plans showing gaols, hospitals, pilot stations, post and telegraph offices, schools and tramways

The Built Environment - building records in the State Archives Collection

Government buildings have shaped where and how we live in NSW. This webinar explores records that can tell us about these buildings - how they were planned and designed and how they were built.