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Proquest: Proquest HCPP Online provides access to the eighteenth and nineteenth century parliamentary papers of Britain. As the working documents of government, parliamentary papers encompass all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, and are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. HCPP online brings together the following resources: the Chadwyck-Healey microfiche edition of the nineteenth century House of Commons Sessional Papers; the accompanying 5 volume index by Peter Cockton 'Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900'; and The Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Papers Collection from BOPCRIS (featuring publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834, including sessional papers and other material such as Journals and Private Acts). HCPP currently contains an index for all parliamentary papers from 1801-2004, and full text for 1688-1900. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
State Records Authority of New South Wales: Combines seven of the State Records Authority's records into a single database. Indexes are: Certificates of Freedom 1823-69, Convict Bank Accounts 1837-70, Tickets of Exemption from Government Labor 1827-32, Tickets of Leave Certificates of Emancipation and Pardons 1810-19, Tickets of Leave 1810-75, Ticket of Leave Passports 1835-69, Convict Death Register 1828-79. Also includes 'Sentenced Beyond the Seas', a project to digitise and index Australia's early convict records (currently, as of January 2013, covering the period 1788-1801).
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 Microforms Reading Room on Open Access.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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/
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.