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Australian family history and genealogy selected websites

Australian family history and genealogy selected websites
The internet is a valuable aid to research into family history. These Australian sites contain a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. They also provide links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas and pathways to make contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards. Further online resources for family history can be located via eResources, although some of these subscription resources are only available for use in the National Library reading rooms. State and Territory libraries State and territory libraries hold family history collections specialising in resources for their jurisdiction and a selection of material relating to other areas of Australia and overseas. National, State and Territory archives The National Archives of Australia holds the records of the Commonwealth government. Family history societies Births, marriages and deaths Related:  local history

Family Records Unit - Aboriginal Affairs Family Records Unit The Family Records Unit was established as a result of the NSW Government response to the Bringing Them Home Report to assist Aboriginal people in NSW to access government records of themselves and their families, particularly members of the Stolen Generation who lost connection with their families as a result of past government policies and practices. Aboriginal Affairs is the custodian of the records of the Aborigines Welfare Board (formerly known as the Aborigines Protection Board) and the Chief Secretary. Due to the personal and sensitive nature of the information pertained in the records many of these records are closed to public access. eResources NSW Government Response: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.NSW Government Response (PDF) Home Girls: Cootamundra Aboriginal Home girls tell their

Government and Police Gazettes | Genealogy in New South Wales Blog Government Gazettes and Police Gazettes are an enormously rich source of information for family historians. They can be useful for filling in some of the detail about the lives of our ancestors, and in many cases can solve mysteries. Government gazettes contained all the administrative detail that affected the lives of ordinary citizens going about their daily lives – such as laws and regulations, licenses, land auctions and sales, unclaimed mail, and much, much more. Your ancestor should be in a government gazette if he or she: leased, purchased, forfeited landworked for the governmenttendered for public worksdiedwent bankrupt or insolventhad unclaimed mailwas a convictwas assigned a convicthad a livestock brandhad a license to run a pub, sell liquor, cut timbersigned a petition Notices of this type were published in the local colonial newspaper until a regular government publication was established: Police gazettes are where the juicy stuff was going on.

Appendix 1 An Administrative History From first contact to Myall Creek The record of the official policies of the Government of New South Wales from its establishment in 1788 is contained within the archives and public records of the State. Official contact with Aboriginal people has been continuous since 1788 and the first bureaucratic intervention came in 1815 when Governor Macquarie founded the Native Institution as a school for Aboriginal children of both sexes. [1] The Government also subsidised missionary activity among the Aboriginal people, including that of the London Missionary Society in the 1820s and 1830s; the Reverend L.E. Threlkeld's Mission at Lake Macquarie being notable. Official activity was either benevolent, as in the distribution of boats and blankets by the authority of the Colonial Secretary, or aimed at control, as in the establishment of the Mounted Police and the Native Police. The Myall Creek Massacre and protection The Aborigines Protection Board The Policy of control and removal of children

Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters Archives In Brief 42 - Aborigines Welfare Board, 1883-1969 History of the Aborigines Welfare Board The Board for the Protection of Aborigines was established on 2 June 1883. Comprising six members appointed by the Governor it held weekly meetings at which recommendations concerning the State's Aboriginal population were considered. The Board functioned without any statutory power until the Aborigines Protection Act 1909. Under this Act the board was enlarged and given the duty 'to exercise a general supervision and care over all matters affecting the interests and welfare of Aborigines and to protect them against injustice, imposition and fraud.' The Aborigines Protection Amending Act 1915 gave the Board the power to assume control and custody of Aboriginal children if it believed this action to be in the moral or physical interest of the child, and to remove the child to "such care and control as it thinks best". Examples of records of the Board Administrative records NRS 2, Minute Books, 1890-1901, 1905-06, 1911-69 NRS 30, Photographs, c.1924-61

Digital collection makes family history research easy - ABC Brisbane - Australian Broadcasting Corporation If you have ever felt put off by the time and money required to research your family history, a new web service from Queensland's Births, Deaths and Marriages office may help to change your mind. All you need is a name, and you can use the website to easily search through a database containing 650,000 historical documents. Once you've found what you're looking for, a scanned copy costs $20 to download, almost half the cost of a hard copy certificate ordered over the counter. Margaret Doherty from the Geneological Society of Queensland says she thinks the changes will allow more people to research their family history. And she says the price drop in particular will encourage people to look beyond their immediate family. "Queensland was very expensive to get a birth, death or marriage certificate at $39," she said. "Now it's $20 and downloaded immediately, and it's a copy of the actual register, rather than a transcription, which could have errors." Birth records of famous Queenslanders

Index to Aboriginal people in the Register of Aboriginal Reserves, 1875-1904 The entries are from: NRS 23 Aborigines Welfare Board: Register of Aboriginal reserves, 1875-1904 [2/8349; Reel 2847] About the Register This register records Aboriginal reserves, using a double-page layout. These preliminary descriptions are followed by further reports entered at later dates, which describe any improvements or problems. Access Direction This volume is open to public access. Original documents on Aborigines and law, 1797-1840 - Macquarie Law School Documents about law and indigenous people, 1797 to 1840. Contains transcriptions and digital images of handwritten and printed material composed by government officials, judges and missionaries. The documents Index to documents Introduction to documents State Records NSW website Searching the full text of these documents: use the Google search box at the bottom of the page on the related website. Robinson speech 1838, VDL Error reports (Please let us know of errors you might find in our transcriptions) Case law concerning Aborigines from early NSW (look for "Aboriginal" or "Aborigines") Case law concerning Aborigines from early VDL (look for "Aboriginal" or "Aborigines") Other cases

02 Sep 1893 - TOPICS OF THE WEEK In the Legislative Council a contest, visible from the gallery, is going-on for supremacy between Sir Frederick Saigood and Mr. Wynne, the Solicitor-General - and nominal leader of the House, Sir Frederick reads every bill—a. habit caught from. Sir Charles Sladen—and members who are too lazy or too busy to etody the text take his word for the contents and effect of each measure. This gives Sir Frederick Sargood great in fluence, and. until lately, almost any proposal which he oared to move, and Mr. by projecting mi amendment into the Rail ways BUI, which Mr. Service permitted the vote to be reversed in, order to save the .bill. I making the freeholders to be benefited {should find the compensation money. condition has blocked all " urgency " lines sinoe authorised, because in each case there are owners who will not agree to make a voluntary sacrifice. One of the fads of the day is the proposal to tax the " unimproved value" of laud. Cn<if ±1tAMia. - u** 1 Aftd (UlfWH po&i Jw,4swwifW! to !

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders CoraWeb - helping you trace your family history AustraliaAustralian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Remembering the Mission Days - Stories from the Aborigines' Inland Missions. Infokoori. Mura Gadi. National Archives of Australia - Records About Indigenous Australians. Australian Aboriginal Genealogy Resources by Paul Mackett provides access to extracts and transcripts from a wide range of publically available documents and records such as birth, death and marriage indexes, prison records and mission records. Indigenous Australians at War by Garth O'Connell. Australia's War 1939-1945- 'All in'- Indigenous Service. New South WalesIndigenous Communities brings together the many resources held by State Records New South Wales. Milton Ulladulla History Website. Northern TerritoryResearching your Aboriginal Family History at the Northern Territory Archives Service. Queensland State Archives. TasmaniaLINC Tasmania.

20 Nov 1915 - Mildura District Hospital. Iildura District Hospital. The monthly meeting of the Hospital Committee. held on \Wednesday evening,was attended by Messrs Corbould (President) D1idfield, Morris, Risbey, Hawkes, Grossmann. Barnett, Black and Buxton and Mr B. W. Kelson, secretary. The benefit concert given by "The Mildura Follies" at Mer bein netted '7 9!