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National Archives of Australia – Research Guides

National Archives of Australia’s Research Guides – You can browse and purchase copies from the online shop or download them for free from this site. Guides available include: • Twenty seven research guides covering immigration (British, Chinese, Jewish, child), foreign…

OpenGov NSW

Use this site to find information published by NSW Government agencies, including Annual Reports and open access information released under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Historical material online includes material created by the Inspector General of Police 1851-1899…

University of Melbourne, University Library, Digital Collections

The Cultural and Special Collections includes the following material online:• Architectural Atelier Drawings• Library’s Special Collections – includes the Australian Medical Journal 1856-1921• Map Collections – Historic maps from around the world. Emphasis is on Australian and historic maps• Programs…

Ships Nostalgia

An online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. This free forum is for crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts and cruisers.  This site has a wealth of information, and contacts, for family history research. Site features include:•…

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…

Mercantile Navy List and Maritime Directory Online

The Mercantile Navy List, compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, was published from 1849 until 1976 (with a gap 1941 to 1946, during World War II). This list is the official, comprehensive listing of all merchant vessels…

Lloyd’s Register of Ships online

This site has a table with links to volumes of Lloyd’s Register of Ships which have been scanned by Google Books and The Internet Archive. These fully searchable volumes date from 1764-1899 (with gaps). The Registers can be searched by…

Ancestry.com – Unassisted Immigrants 1826-1922

Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1826-1922. There is a free name search with subscription, or pay to veiw options available to access the digitised records. This database covers the following records held by State Records New South Wales:• Inward passenger lists.…

Australian Federal Police History

The AFP began operations on 19 October 1979. The catalyst for its formation was the Sydney Hilton hotel bombing the year before, and a realisation by the Australian government that an organisation was needed to deal with issues such as…

History of the NSW Police Force

This site lists the significant events in the history of the NSW Police Force dating from 1788 to current. There is also an Honour Roll that commemorates those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duty. The…