Colonial Secretary's Minutes, 1826-1927

In 1826 Governor Darling instituted a system of conveying official instructions to the Colonial Secretary through minutes and memoranda. These range from brief administrative instructions to comprehensive documents that dealt with the more important matters of government. This webinar will take a deep dive into the minutes, highlighting how these documents that dealt with Government policy, detailed plans and proposals also captured the lives of individual people, and how to find them.

Building on Bridge Street Sydney taken c1900

Colonial Secretary's correspondence guide

The correspondence of the Colonial Secretary is one of the most valuable sources of information on all aspects of the history of the Colony and the State of New South Wales

Chief Secretary's building in Sydney, undated

Colonial Secretary letters received, 1826-1896

This webinar explores how to search the index to the records, what you may find and how to access the records

  • Friday 19 April 10.30am–11.30am