Archives behind the scenes - Colonial Secretary's correspondence

In this episode Martyn highlights one of the most valuable and iconic parts of the State Archives collection: the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence.

The Colonial Secretary was one of the first government officials to start work in the Colony of New South Wales and long before other government agencies and departments were established. As a result, the correspondence created by him and his department is very valuable, covering a wide breadth of information. If you're interested in researching someone who was a convict, free immigrant, someone who was naturalised, sent to gaol, or admitted to an asylum you may find references to them in these records.

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