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Family History South Australia – FamilyHistorySA

FamilyHistorySA, by Barry Leadbeater, aims to provide free information for family history and genealogy research on South Australians and their ancestors at home and abroad. The searchable databases include:• Pioneer family arrivals, births and marriages• Early shipping arrivals and passenger…

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…

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…

Victoria Police Historical Society

The Victoria Police Historical Society was formed in 1985. This site contains historical publications, valour awards database and more. The Journal of Police History has been published at irregular intervals since 1992 and a list of all issues published to…

South Australian Police Historical Society

This site has information on the Foot Police, Mounted Police, Gold Escorts and Women Police. There is a list of Commissioners of Police (1838-1997) which includes a brief biography and photograph. A selection of photographs, including the various uniforms, is…

Libraries Tasmania – Family History and eResources

Tasmania set up Australia’s first library in 1825 and was the first state in Australia to deliver an integrated library and archive network. They provide modern library services that are accessible and inclusive. Tasmanian Archives are preserving Tasmania’s documentary heritage…

State Records of South Australia

State Records of South Australia has links to an A-Z for researchers; Aboriginal services; fact sheets; family history information; indexes and special lists plus passenger lists. Some records are freely available online at FamilySearch. Use the indexes on this site…