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

State Records Authority of New South Wales: The index contains entries on records maintained by the Governors' Secretaries reflecting all aspects of the administration of the Australian colony from 1788 to 1825. The approach of the Index is primarily a personal one, concentrating on the early inhabitants of our nation - the convicts, settlers, indigenous Australians and colonial officials. However, the Index does contain many entries relating to ships, subjects, towns and localities. The index contains references to material available on microfiche (mc N 763) or microfilm (mfm N 257) on Open Access in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. FreeLabour Australia

National Centre of Biography: Contains entries from the Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement, 1788-1975. Entries are for over 2,000 activists who have made a significant but under-recorded contribution to the Australian labour movement at both the national, state and local levels.

47. FreeLondon Lives 1690-1800

HRI Online Publications: London Lives makes available a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners from a range of backgrounds and occupations. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances. Users can link together records relating to the same individual, and to compile biographies of the best documented individuals.

48. FreeManuscripts Online Written Culture 1000 to 1500

: Provides access to a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers. Sister site to Connected Histories British History Resources 1500 - 1900 (available on eResources).

49. FreeNational Archives (Great Britain)

National Archives (Great Britain): The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. The collection contains over 11 million historical government and public records and is one of the largest in the world, containing paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings. The catalogue is available to search online.

50. FreeNational Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia: The records in the collection of the National Archives of Australia trace the events and decisions that shaped the nation. Papers of Governors-General, Prime Ministers and Ministers are held as well as Cabinet documents, Royal Commission files and departmental records on defence, immigration, security and intelligence, naturalisation, and many other issues involving the federal government. The main focus is on records created since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 however there are also some nineteenth-century records relating to functions that were transferred by the colonies to the Commonwealth government, including shipping and post offices. Most records in the collection are files, but there are also significant holdings of photographs, posters, maps, architectural drawings, films, playscripts, musical scores and sound recordings. War service records as well as other family history material is also held.

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Our subject guides

"Australian history: selected websites"

These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.

"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 http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/

"Australian history; print resources"

A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.

"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,

"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.

"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.