Maps, places and land records

Homestead Leases – New South Wales

Originally land in Far West of NSW was divided into vast pastoral holdings. In 1884 homestead leases were introduced and a person could apply for a ‘small’ 10,240 acre homestead lease. The onlines indexes, by Rusheen Craig, to homestead leases…

The Manning Index of South Australian History

This index contains thousands of references to South Australian newspaper and magazine articles 1837-1937. Publications indexed include the Adelaide Times, Advertiser,Chronicle, The Critic, Express & Telegraph, Frearson’s Weekly, The Herald, Illustrated Adelaide Post, The Irish Harp, The Lantern, The Mail,…

Dictionary of Sydney Project

Dictionary of Sydney – Sydney’s history online and connected. This resource is a historical digital repository that aims to gather resources on every aspect of human habitation in the greater Sydney area from the first arrival of people to the…

Findmypast – Australasian Records – Census, Land & Surveys

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 Australasian Census, Land…

Trove – National Library of Australia

Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Australian cultural, community and research institutions. Trove offers a single search across millions of items with more than 6 billion digital items available. It is free and…

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…

Queensland State Archives

Select Explore our collection > More ways explore. Use the categories listed to access online indexes and original records if available. • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders • Australian South Sea Islanders • Business • Convicts and early settlers •…