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NSW State Archives

A collection of notebooks for working with collection data from the NSW State Archives.

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Get details of online indexes

This notebook scrapes details of available indexes from the NSW State Archives A to Z list of online indexes. It saves the results as a CSV formatted file.

Harvest online indexes

This notebook harvests data from all of NSW State Archives online indexes, saving the data as a collection of easily downloadable CSV files.

Summarise index details

This notebook counts the number of rows in each index and calculates the total for the whole repository. It formats the results in nice HTML and Markdown tables for easy browsing.

NSW State Archives Index Explorer

NSW State Archives provides a lot of rich descriptive data in its online indexes. But there's so much data it can be hard to understand what's actually in each index. This notebook tries to help by generating an overview of an index, summarising the contents of each field.

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Data

NSW State Archives Online Indexes

Harvested: July 2019

This is a repository of data harvested from NSW State Archives online indexes. Data from each index has been extracted from the web interface and saved as a single CSV-formatted file for easy download.

Currently: 64 indexes harvested with 1,499,259 rows of data.

Title Status Number of rows Download data View at NSWSA More info
Assisted Immigrants Fully digitised 191688 CSV file Browse index More info
Australian Railway Supply Detachment Fully digitised 65 CSV file Browse index More info
Bankruptcy Index Not digitised 28880 CSV file Browse index More info
Bench of Magistrates cases, 1788-1820 Not digitised 4442 CSV file Browse index More info
Botanic Gardens and Government Domains Employees Index Not digitised 916 CSV file Browse index More info
Bubonic Plague Index Fully digitised 592 CSV file Browse index More info
CSreLand Not digitised 10849 CSV file Browse index More info
Child Care and Protection Not digitised 21980 CSV file Browse index More info
Closer Settlement Transfer Registers, NRS 8082 Not digitised 4957 CSV file Browse index More info
Closer and Soldier Settlement Transfer Files Not digitised 9656 CSV file Browse index More info
Colonial Secretary Main series of letters received,1826-1982 Not digitised 7638 CSV file Browse index More info
Convict Index Not digitised 141854 CSV file Browse index More info
Convicts Applications to Marry 1825-51 Not digitised 8456 CSV file Browse index More info
Coroners Inquests 1796-1824 Not digitised 808 CSV file Browse index More info
Court of Civil Jurisdiction index Not digitised 2876 CSV file Browse index More info
Crew (and Passenger) Lists, 1828-1841 Fully digitised 2560 CSV file Browse index More info
Criminal Court Records index 1788-1833 Not digitised 5028 CSV file Browse index More info
Criminal Indictments, 1863-1919 Not digitised 15701 CSV file Browse index More info
Deceased Estates Not digitised 257524 CSV file Browse index More info
Depasturing Licenses Not digitised 7449 CSV file Browse index More info
Devonshire Street Cemetery Reinterment Index, 1901 Not digitised 9559 CSV file Browse index More info
Divorce Index Not digitised 21239 CSV file Browse index More info
Early Convict Index Fully digitised 12933 CSV file Browse index More info
FieldBooks Not digitised 813 CSV file Browse index More info
Government Architect Not digitised 2373 CSV file Browse index More info
Government Asylums for the Infirm and Destitute Not digitised 10264 CSV file Browse index More info
Governor’s Court Case Papers, 1815-1824 Not digitised 3789 CSV file Browse index More info
Index on Occupants on Aboriginal Reserves, 1875 to 1904 Not digitised 80 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to 1841 Census Not digitised 9355 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Closer Settlement Promotion Not digitised 4354 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Court of Claims Not digitised 1051 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Deposition Registers Not digitised 65790 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Early Probate Records Not digitised 1627 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Gaol Photographs Fully digitised 48171 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Intestate Estate Case Papers Not digitised 22520 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Miscellaneous Immigrants Not digitised 8821 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Quarter Sessions cases, 1824-37 Not digitised 6232 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Registers of Firms Not digitised 45683 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Squatters and Graziers Not digitised 9003 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to Vessels Arrived, 1837 - 1925 Not digitised 120083 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to convict exiles, 1846-50 Not digitised 3036 CSV file Browse index More info
Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855 Not digitised 135792 CSV file Browse index More info
Indigenous Colonial Court Cases 1788-1838 Not digitised 66 CSV file Browse index More info
Insolvency Index Not digitised 23108 CSV file Browse index More info
King’s and Queen’s Counsel Appointments Fully digitised 2083 CSV file Browse index More info
LandGrants Not digitised 5627 CSV file Browse index More info
List of Maps and Plans (and Supplement) Not digitised 5455 CSV file Browse index More info
NSW Chemists and Druggists Not digitised 2967 CSV file Browse index More info
NSW Government Employees Granted Military Leave, 1914-1918 Not digitised 13735 CSV file Browse index More info
NSW Govt Railways and Tramways - Roll of Honour - 1914-1919 Not digitised 1214 CSV file Browse index More info
Naturalisation Not digitised 9860 CSV file Browse index More info
Nominal Roll of the First Railway Section (AIF) Not digitised 417 CSV file Browse index More info
Publicans Licenses Not digitised 18457 CSV file Browse index More info
Railway Employment Records Not digitised 763 CSV file Browse index More info
Register of Auriferous Leases Not digitised 53076 CSV file Browse index More info
Registers of Nurses Not digitised 26665 CSV file Browse index More info
Registers of Police Not digitised 11319 CSV file Browse index More info
Registers of Settlement Purchases Not digitised 9776 CSV file Browse index More info
Returned Soldier Settlement Loan Files Not digitised 7642 CSV file Browse index More info
Returned Soldiers Settlement Misc files 1916-25 Not digitised 1050 CSV file Browse index More info
Schools Not digitised 21246 CSV file Browse index More info
Surveyor General - Letters received 1822-55 Not digitised 157 CSV file Browse index More info
Teachers Rolls Not digitised 14867 CSV file Browse index More info
Unemployed in Sydney 1866 Fully digitised 3222 CSV file Browse index More info