Local history

City of Sydney Archives – Historical Atlas of Sydney

This collection contains digitised versions of maps and associated documents. These include: • City Section Survey Plans, 1833• Francis Webb Sheilds Plan of Sydney, 1844• City Detail Sheets, 1855• Trigonometrical Survey of Sydney, 1855-1865• Auction and Sale Lithographs, 1865-1935• Doves…

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

Outback Family History – Western Australia

This site aims to make the local and family history on the rich and diverse Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia available to everyone free of charge. The site can be keyword searched and is organised in the following categories books,…

Bathurst Historical Society

The Society aims to encourage the study of the history of Australia and of the Bathurst District, to promote the compilation of authentic historical records and to acquire and preserve for the Society, books, manuscripts, newspapers, records, coins, stamps, prints,…

Text Queensland – Queensland’s past online

This free website presents a unique and dynamic collection of full-text, searchable, digitised sources on Queensland’s colonial and state history. It features books, journals, theses and newspapers as well as government sources including the Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1900 and Hansard…

VOC Historical Society

This comprehensive site details the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie VOC (United Dutch East Indies Company) their mariners, ships and the impact they had on Western Australia long before white colonialisation in 1829.  It also has details on VOC shipwrecks, related sites and resources. New

Stockton Historical Society

The aims of the society are to research, study and generally inquire into the history and past of Stockton, Newcastle’s first suburb.