Family history

Ellen Marshall’s kitchen dresser

(Re)making a home

An evocative collection of household items belonging to the last tenants of Susannah Place

View of a bedroom with faded and torn wallpaper with an old map of the world on one wall, a single bed, dressing table and view through a door to the top of a staircase, with faded and damaged paintwork.

A House In The Making

After 162 years of being continuously occupied 62 Gloucester Street was opened to the public for the first time in 2006

Aboriginal resources: a guide to NSW State archives

A listing and description of records in our collection which relate to Aboriginal people

Aboriginal resources: an overview of records

A brief overview of the State archives that document the NSW government's interaction with Aboriginal people from 1788 until today

Four men on horseback

Aboriginal trackers & gaol photos

This webinar highlights records that Aboriginal people can access to discover more about their own family history on the colonial frontier

Assisted Immigrants Index 1839-1896

Assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle 1844-59, Moreton Bay 1848-59 and Port Phillip 1839-51

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Assisted immigrants digitised shipping lists 1828-1896

If you know the ship your assisted passengers arrived on you can search, view & download the digitised shipping list

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Bankruptcy index 1888-1929

Bankruptcy is a state in which a person is unable to pay creditors and is required to undergo a legal process that usually results in liquidation the estate in order to meet expenses (at least in part).

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Bankruptcy: what the files can tell you

Bankruptcy files contain lists of creditors that the bankrupt person owed money to and debtors that owed money to the bankrupt person