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41. LicencedGerritsen Collection : Women's History Online, 1543-1945

Chadwyck-Healey: The Gerritsen Collection of Women's History (Chadwyck-Healy and Proquest) provides an entire international library spanning four centuries and documenting the lives and experiences of women in the public and private arenas. This collection was begun in the late 19th century by Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen. This leading feminist and the Netherlands' first woman doctor brought together an unmatched body of material from continental Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It contains 4,471 monographs (in French, English and German) and 265 periodicals covering mostly the years 1860-1900.

42. FreeHistorical Atlas of Sydney

City of Sydney Archives: The Historical Atlas of Sydney contains digital versions of maps and associated documents dating from the earliest days through to the present.

43. FreeHistory of Parliament

History of Parliament Trust: A comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. It consists of detailed studies of elections and electoral politics in each constituency, and of closely researched accounts of the lives of everyone who was elected to Parliament in the period, together with surveys drawing out the themes and discoveries of the research and adding information on the operation of Parliament as an institution. An online version of the published printed volumes.

44. FreeIndex to Convict Tickets of Leave, 1810-1875 (New South Wales)

State Records Authority of New South Wales: An index to NSW Convict Tickets of Leave. A Ticket of Leave was evidence that a convict was allowed to work outside the assignment system. Each butt gives the following information: prisoner's number, name, ship arrived on, master of ship, year of arrival, native place, trade or calling, offence, place of trial, date of trial, sentence, year of birth, complexion, height, colour of hair, colour of eyes, general remarks, the district prisoner is allocated to, the Bench who recommended him, and the date of issue of ticket. There are also notes of change of district, conditional pardons, etc. on most of the butts. The index contains references to the Ticket of Leave Butts 1827 - 1867 (SR Reels AO 909-65, 2688A) available in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room, Microfilm Drawer 'New South Wales 5", mfm N 229.

45. FreeIndex to the Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825

State Records Authority of New South Wales: The index covers records maintained by the Governors' Secretaries, reflecting all aspects of the administration of the Australian colony from 1788 to 1825. The Index is arranged by surname and subject, concentrating on the early inhabitants of our nation; the convicts, settlers, indigenous Australians and colonial officials. It also contains entries relating to ships, subjects, towns and localities. The index contains references to the Colonial Secretaries Papers 1788-1825, available on microfiche (mc N 763) or microfilm (mfm N 257) in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room.

46. Onsite(CDROM)Index to the Historical Records of Australia

Elizabeth Hook: Provides an index to the complete set of Historical Records of Australia (as at January 2004). The series are: Governors' despatches to and from England 1788-1848, Despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states, Legal papers 1786-1827, Resumed series III. The complete published set of this series is available in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection at the National Library at RF 994 HIS. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.

47. Onsite(CDROM)Index to the Parliamentary Papers for the Colony of Victoria 1852-1869

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies: This resource covers a range of papers tabled before both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council including: Reports from Government Departments; Select Committee Inquiries into a variety of matters; Civil Service Lists which include government employees; and Government Tenders, accepted and rejected. The purpose of this index is to gain access to the many instances in which the 'ORDINARY' person is referred to in government papers. In a very few cases, the information provided is little more than name, date, and district, however a careful reading of the source document may fill in pertinent details. In many cases, the information is more detailed and provides valuable leads to other material, however it must be remembered that the references are to government business, not church or private business matters.

48. FreeIrish Archives Resource

Heritage Council of Ireland: The Irish Archives Resource enables researchers/users to search for publicly accessible archival collections that are located in Ireland. It contains contains web links from each descriptive entry to repository home pages, detailed item level finding aids, databases, or digital objects.

49. FreeIrish history online

Royal Irish Academy: Irish History Online is an authoritative listing of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It lists writings on Irish history published since the 1930s, with selected material published in earlier decades. It includes bibliographic information on books and pamphlets, articles from journals published in Ireland or internationally, and chapters from books of essays, including Festschriften and conference proceedings.

50. FreeKoori Mail

Koori Mail: Online version of the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The first issue was 23 May 1991. It reports on people, issues and events that affect indigenous peoplesfrom all over Australia - from an indigenous perspective. An Index to the Koori Mail is also available on the Australian Indigenous Index website produced by the State Library of New South Wales.

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Our subject guides

"Mura Gadi : a guide to manuscript, pictorial and oral history materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the National Library of Australia"

Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at

"Newspapers Research Guide"

A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.

"First World War"

The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.

"Federation Research Guide"

A guide to the collections of Federation-related material held by the National Library of Australia and elsewhere