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Discovering collections at MHNSW

A quick walk through the access points for Collections on the Museums of History NSW (MHNSW) website

Discovering the State Archives Collection

Explore the State Archives Collection on the MHNSW website

Downloading images from the State Archives catalogue

How to find and download images from our catalogue

Festival of film

Did you know that we hold films in the NSW State Archives Collection? We are working hard to preserve and digitise our films. We take you through some of the films we have digitised and uploaded to YouTube

How to tag records in State Archives catalogue

Tagging helps you quickly return to items and make them more discoverable to other users

Top-numbering explained

This webinar explains the top-numbering filing system used by many government departments in the 19th and early 20th centuries, giving you the tools to understand this essential concept of archival research

Using the State Archives catalogue

Our new catalogue is a powerful single search tool that provides access to the 1.9 million items in the State Archives Collection and the 1.7 million online index entries

What's now digitised on the website?

Find out about records recently digitised and now accessible online, including glass-plate negatives from the 1800s and early 1900s, insolvency files and school files