Archives behind the scenes - unboxing a glass plate negative
In this episode we visit the Conservation Lab where Elizabeth shows us how to unbox glass plate negatives - very gently!
These fragile archives are not directly accessible to the public. Instead, after Conservation makes a positive health check on this glass plate neg it will go to the Digitisation team, and the researcher will receive a digital copy.
Please note that this process in Conservation may take up to five (5) working days before the glass plate is delivered to Digitsation for copying.
The files (1895 to 1922) relate to the licensing of theatres and public halls all over New South Wales - there is a file for each one and they are listed by name in the State Archives catalogue
In this episode Martyn highlights one of the most valuable and iconic parts of the State Archives collection: the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence
In this episode of Archives Behind the Scenes Emily shows us some assisted passenger lists, in particular the Board's Passenger Lists of arrivals to Sydney that date from 1848 to 1896