Australian Trade Union Archives

This site is a gateway for researchers and scholars of labour history. It links together historical detail, archival resources, published material and information about Australian industrial organisations, mainly trade unions but also employer bodies. New

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in Britain 1550-1820 by Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl, University of Wolverhampton, 2007. Hosted on the British History Online site. New

Sewerage and Building records by Susie Zada

Sewerage and Building records by Susie Zada. These records are a wonderful resource for local and family history researchers and can be found in a multitude of repositories. This site details what is available for Australia and New Zealand and…

City of Sydney Archives – Sands Directories 1858-1933

Use this site to key word search Sands Sydney, Suburban and Country Commercial Directories 1858-1933. Note the directory was not published in 1872, 1874, 1878 and 1881. The directories can also be downloaded as PDF files. New

Women Australia

This site is an initiative of the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University and is digital repository of entries on women published in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia and the NCB’s biographical register.

Dictionary of Old Occupations: A-Z Index

This online dictionary of old occupations, by Jane Hewitt, has over two thousand entries. There is an A-Z index of old occupations online with the occupations listed alphabetically by occupation title. This site also describes the eBook version of the…

Findmypast – Australasian Records – Education & Work

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records. The…

National Archives of Australia – PhotoSearch

National Archives of Australia RecordSearch use the PhotoSearch tab to access 420,000+ digitised photographs 1800-2012. There are photos of buildings, people in their workplace and migration related images. You can also browse the collection alphabetically by subject.TIP: Search for names,…

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

This site features 12,000+ biographies of significant Australians who died before 1980, from prime ministers, governors-general and premiers, generals and bishops, artists, actors and authors, engineers and schoolteachers, to prostitutes, thieves and murderers. Use the Faceted Browse to browse by…