Birth, Death and Marriages
When searching for an indigenous Australian birth, death and marriage please refer to the relevant state or territory indexes available online or on microfiche. Our Australian birth, death and marriage research guide will provide you with information on how to access these indexes.
The following resources may also be helpful searching for birth, death and marriages:
Newspapers – You can search for Birth, Death or Marriage notices. The National Library holds many Australian newspapers. Please see our Newspaper Indexes for more information.
Trove digitised newspapers contains Australian digitised newspapers from 1803-1954. You can type in the name of person you are searching to find out if there were any articles about that person.
Mission magazines or newspapers
Births, Deaths and Marriage notices or announcements were also published in the relevant church mission or aboriginal reserve magazines or newspapers. Search the name of the magazine or newspaper via the National Library catalogue.
Dawn and New Dawn magazine available online
Church baptism, marriages and burials records. The National Library holds various church records, please see details below.
Search the Family History sources in Newspaper Reading Room guide. Births, Death and marriage records will be listed under state or territory.
The following links lead to a list of state and territory church and parish registers held at the National Library:
Alternatively you may like to contact the church directly to find out if they hold the records you are after. The Directory of Archives Australia may help locating the relevant church archive contact details.