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State
Category
Description
Letters of a Nation
National
post & telephone
200 years of postal history in Australia; includes 200 historical letters submitted by the public - the website [http://200years.auspost.com.au/#] is no longer available and is not accessible via Way Back Machine

Australian Dictionary of Biography
National
famous Australians & biographies
this online edition contains over 10;000 articles on 11;237 persons important in Australian history

AIATSIS Pathways Thesauri
National
indigenous peoples
searchable index of place names; language groups and people; and subjects relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies

AIATSIS Finding Your Family
National
indigenous peoples
information on family history research relating specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
National
indigenous peoples
a personal name index to published material held in the AIATSIS Library

Australian Screen
National
artists; actors & theatres
contains historical & home movies of great interest to family historians; dating back to the 1890s

Aust Cemeteries Index
National
cemeteries
a searchable data base for all cemetery inscriptions that have been recorded by the authors and contributors over several years

Australian General RootsWeb Message Board
National
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
share ideas; ask questions; offer advice this message board is devoted to Australian general genealogy; alerts and favourites can be set up that are then sent to you via email

Convicts RootsWeb Message Board
National
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
share ideas; ask questions; offer advice this message board is devoted to Australian Convicts 18th Century genealogy; alerts and favourites can be set up that are then sent to you via email

Horsemen of the First Frontier
National
books (incl family produced)
an unparalleled approach to recording Australian colonial days through the lives of pioneers and their named bloodhorses 1788 to 1900

Colston & Wenck Genealogy
National
family histories (individuals)
Colston & Wenck family genealogical research

The Australian Blondin
National
famous Australians & biographies
James Alexander who is the real Australian Blondin?

History of Australian wool industry
National
sheep; wool & pastoralists
beginning in 1788 with the arrival of the first sheep to Australia

Dern Family Research
National
family histories (individuals)
created on 19 Mar 2009 and last updated on 13 Dec 2015; the family trees on this site contain 20161 relatives and 1493 photos

National Quilt Register
National
women in history
an initiative of the Pioneer Women's Hut representing rural women in everyday lives; a very thoughtful website

Mapping our Anzacs
National
military & war
a fantastic site to locate a service person; add to the scrapbook; build a tribute

Families and Friends of the First AIF Inc.
National
military & war
dedicated to digger heritage: lots of useful information to further your research into and knowledge of Australia’s involvement in The Great War

First Fleet Online
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
contains information about convicts transported to Australia in 1787; contains a searchable database; diary extracts; stories & letters; provided free of charge by the University of Wollongong as a community service

Documenting a Democracy
National
government; politics & parliaments
110 documents that give our national; state and territory governments the right to govern; provided by National Archives of Australia

Publications: Grono Family Association
National
books (incl family produced)
John Grono 1767 - 1847 : Our Old Colonial Neptune by Robert Taylor

Grono Family Association
National
family histories (individuals)
"descendants of John GRONO & Elizabeth BRISTOW are invited to attend a family reunion to commemorate the anniversary of their arrival on the ""HMS Buffalo"" in 1799"

Other Newspapers
National
newspaper indexes & extracts
transcriptions of various old newspapers submitted by volunteers; index is a finding aid for the original source

Australian Women’s Weekly
National
where are they?
transcriptions of Where Are They Now section of the Australian Women's Weekly 1999-2002

John Nichols Family Society
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
descendants of John Nichols; Australian First Fleet Convict

Home page of Kaye Mac
National
family histories (individuals)
researching McMillen; Guthrie; Tierney; McKenzie; Baxter; Standen; Milligan; Hopkins; Mannix; Harbord; Fitzgerald; Fitzpatrick; Carberry; Bray/Hore

Galway Emigrants
National
emigration & immigration
family links & biographies of emigrants from Galway; compiled by Peter Madden

Galway Emigrant Index 1828 to 1864
National
emigration & immigration
an index of 2300+ people who emigrated to NSW & QLD; compiled by Peter Madden

Inverness Emigrant Index to 1859
National
emigration & immigration
an index of 2100+ people who emigrated to NSW or Moreton Bay (Qld) under the assisted immigration scheme; compiled by Peter Madden

Tipperary Emigrant Index 1828 to 1866
National
emigration & immigration
an index of people born in Tipperary who emigrated to Sydney (NSW) or Moreton Bay (Qld) up to 1866 compiled by Peter Madden

White Ensign Southern Cross
National
military & war
dedicated to naval officers; men and their families who settled in Australia; from 1788 to 1913; includes deserters & ships

Australia's Redcoat Settlers
National
military & war
a site dedicated to the soldiers; their spouses and families of British Regiments who settled in Australia; contains over 37000 names

99th Foot (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot
National
military & war
details from 1843 to 1856 : stationed at Hobart; Sydney; Norfolk Island; Victoria and Moreton Bay

Enrolled Military Pensioners Force
National
shipping & passenger lists
ships that transported the enrolled pensioner force of soldiers who settled in Australia and the names of the soldiers

Fromelles Descendent
National
military & war
the purpose is to create a database containing the names and contact details of as many 'Pheasant Wood' descendants as possible; to gather enough information about these men and their families to enable the compilation of a memorial book containing the biographies of each one; in addition to assist the Australian Fromelles Project Group by supplying the details of all descendants located for their consideration and further investigation if required

Theatrical; Literary & Artistic
National
artists; actors & theatres
Theatrical Literary & Artistic Lives & Lies by Helen D Harris OAM

History Australia
National
history of Australian states; territories & cities
a gateway to Australian history resources and reference materials

Chelsea Pensioners in Australia
National
military & war
an article that explores the various military pension records available in Australasia; relating to people who had served in the British Army in the 19th century and on discharge received a small pension; many of these pensioners settled in Australasia

Extra BDM certificates
National
births; deaths; marriages & divorces
an Index of unwanted BDM certificates by Dawn Cowley who also gratefully accepts unwanted certificates; now has over 43;000 names

Claffey
National
family histories (individuals)
Claffey families of Ireland in Australia that are currently being researched

Australian History Web-ring
National
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
includes sites about Aboriginal history; colonial days; convicts and transportation; exploration; politics; military history; regional and local

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Australian Ports
National
shipping & passenger lists
passenger lists of immigrant ships that arrived in Australian ports

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - WW2 Refugees
National
shipping & passenger lists
passenger lists of WW2 refugees or displaced persons that migrated to Australia 1937-1966

Australian Jewish History
National
jewish organisations
a timeline of Jews in Australia since 1788

Blackwell & Sullivan Family Genealogy
National
family histories (individuals)
the Blackwell & Sullivan families from Ireland and England to various parts of eastern Australia

Archive of Australian Judaica
National
jewish organisations
is a collection of source materials relating to Jewish Life in Australia from the origin of the Jewish community up to the present day

Aust Mailing Lists
National
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
over 150 mailing lists covering a wide variety of subjects of interest to Australian family historians eg: miners; POWs; pioneers; newspaper extracts; architects; obits as well as specific locations

ARIA
National
ethnic & religious groups
an (e)mailing list for those Australians researching their Italian Heritage; Culture and Ancestry; one needs to subscribe

Aus-Aborigine
National
indigenous peoples
an (e)mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Aborigines in Australia; one needs to subscribe

Map and Plan Collection Online
National
maps & place names
its aim is to provide genealogists; students and historians with free access to high quality scans of rare and beautiful antique maps and views; Australian page also includes maps of Gallipoli 1915

There’s many a story to tell...
National
shipping & passenger lists
Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters - searchable databases

Ian Marr
National
family histories (individuals)
home page of Ian Marr researching Watts; Marr & Aitken

Census and Musters
National
census & musters
from 1795 the convict population was regularly mustered; this is a list of all known population census & musters; prepared by Graham Lewis

Convicts to Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to researching your convict ancestors; a Perth DPS project

Convicts from India
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a list of convicts transported to Australia from India & Ceylon; compiled by Janet Donnelly

Photo Rescue
National
photographs & photographers
aims to reunite orphan photos with their lost families by Lenore Frost

Australians in the Boer War
National
military & war
an Oz-Boer database project containing much more information than just the names of soldiers

Civil Registration
National
births; deaths; marriages & divorces
a comparison table that allows one to see what is available on various states’ BDM certificates

Obituaries Australia
National
obituaries
hosted by the National Centre of Biography; find the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present

Encyclopedia of Australian Shipwrecks
National
shipping & passenger lists
provides a brief description of the vessel followed by reference to further published works; contains about 8;000 entries

OziGen
National
family histories (individuals)
family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry

First Families 2001
National
famous Australians & biographies
this is a database of a collection of stories about the people of Australia; the site is no longer active but available via Pandora

Rats of Tobruk Association
National
military & war
provides details of the campaign along with photographs; newsletters and events

TSA Family Tracing Service
National
births; adoptions & orphans
The Salvation Army family tracing service offers assistance for adults wanting to reunite with their family

Women of Vision
National
churches & parishes
an index and history of over 14;000 nuns and sisters of the Catholic church in Australia 1838-1918

arcHIVE Transcription Project
National
archives
help the National Archives with transcribing records to be put online and be rewarded with copies of publications or files

Unclaimed Letters
National
where are they?
items tagged and corrected at the NLA Digitised Newspapers site

Australian Digitised Newspapers
National
newspaper indexes & extracts
digital archive 1803-1954 hosted by the National Library of Australia allows readers to correct OCR text

The Founders of Australia
National
books (incl family produced)
a biographical dictionary of the First Fleet

Watson and Canet Families
National
family histories (individuals)
family’s history in Australia

Clan McLean Connections
National
family histories (individuals)
the genealogy database for McLeans in Australia

The Welcome Wall
National
welcome & immigration walls
a national tribute to all immigrants established near Pyrmont docks contains a searchable database

Eight Hour Day
National
employment
celebrating 150 years of work; rest and play; originated in Victoria

Aust Assoc of Genealogists and Record Agents Inc.
National
transcript services & historians
founded in 1977 offers the services of reliable and competent genealogists and record agents

Aust Veterans of the American Civil War
National
military & war
details of the Australian veterans in both sides of the American Civil War 1861 to 1865

American Civil War Veterans of Aust & NZ
National
military & war
lots of information of those Australians who participated in this war

Adam Lindsay Gordon Commemorative Committee
National
famous Australians & biographies
keeping alive the memory of one of Australia's National Poets

Bank of NSW Roll of Honour
National
military & war
Bank of NSW Roll of Honour 1914-1919. This is a pdf file hosted by the Aust Defence Force Academy.

National Bank of Australasia
National
military & war
National Bank of Australasia; Record of War Service of Bank and Staff 1914-1919; this is a pdf file hosted by the Aust Defence Force Academy

Parramatta and District Soldiers 1914-1919
National
military & war
Parramatta District Soldiers in the Great War 1914-1919 who served with the Australian forces in Gallipoli; Egypt; France; this is a pdf file hosted by the Aust Defence Force Academy

For Empire
National
military & war
souvenir of the First Expeditionary Force from NSW to go to the Seat of War; this is a pdf file hosted by the Aust Defence Force Academy

The 7th Light Horse Regiment 1914-1919
National
military & war
the History of the Light Horse Regiment A.I.F.; this is a pdf file hosted by the Aust Defence Force Academy

23rd Battalion AIF Souvenir
National
military & war
the Voice of the Battalion AIF Souvenir 1914-1919; this is a pdf file hosted by the Aust Defence Force Academy

The AIF Project
National
military & war
Australian ANZACS in the Great War 1914-1918 draws upon many sources to provide details on the 330;000 men and women who served in the First AIF

Aust Jewish Genealogical Society
National
jewish organisations
to encourage and assist those with Jewish ancestry to research their family histories

Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais
National
historical societies & groups
whose members are descendants of English lacemakers who migrated en masse to Australia in 1848

Australian Anglican Historical Documents
National
churches & parishes
documents and images illustrating the history of Anglicanism in Australia

Gallipoli Graveyards
National
cemeteries
transcriptions of headstones in the many graveyards at Gallipoli

Lost Leaders of Anzacs
National
military & war
a site dedicated to the 492 officers; including epitaphs and photos who died at Gallipoli 1915

Archive Digital Books Australasia
National
books (incl family produced)
this project exists to make reproductions of rare; out of print books and records includes samples of 400 products

Australian Society of Archivists
National
archives
formed in 1975; the professional body for archivists in Australia; it maintains a helpful directory of archives located in Australia

Aust Army History Unit
National
military & war
is responsible for developing policy and programs for the collection; conservation; interpretation and promotion of the Australian Army's history

Army Museum Network
National
military & war
responsible for a network of army museums around Australia

Australasia BDM Exchange
National
births; deaths; marriages & divorces
a free resource for genealogists to share information from Australian and New Zealand vital records

Aust Cemetery Geolocations
National
cemeteries
a simple search facility and using Google Earth provides the cemetery address and map; by Paul Blair

Postal History & Social Philately
National
post & telephone
details Australian stamps & postal history

Aussie Heritage
National
buildings & architecture
a listing of over 20;000 building and places of heritage significance in Australia

Australian Stories
National
heritage icons
a brief description of some of Australia’s best known identities and folklore

Australian Folklore
National
folklore; literature & music
a background understanding of the diversity of Aust folklore; some true and some not

Ben Hall and the outlawed bushrangers
National
bushrangers
a brief history and lots of useful information

Convicts and the British colonies in Aust
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
describes the journey from a British penal colony to the abolition of transportation

Early Australian Bushrangers
National
bushrangers
a brief history and lots of useful information

The Macarthurs and the merino sheep
National
sheep; wool & pastoralists
a background to the dynasty and the growth of the wool industry in Australia becoming the largest wool producing country in the world

Women in Colonial Times
National
women in history
a brief background with lots of useful links describing the women of Australia

AusGenWeb
National
archives
contains links to useful databases via states; is part of the much larger WorldGenWeb project

Aust Catholic Historical Society
National
churches & parishes
lends encouragement and support to those who want to investigate and document what Catholics (clergy; religious and lay persons) have done over the years in Australia

Australian Cemeteries
National
cemeteries
an index to mostly all cemeteries across the continent; also the list administrator for the Australia-Cemeteries Mailing List at RootsWeb

Australian Diggers
National
military & war
a site dedicated to serving and past members of the Australian Military to maintain contact with each other

Australian Music Centre
National
folklore; literature & music
dedicated to increasing the profile and sustainability of Australian composers and other creative artists; its library holds over 30;000 items dating back to before 1945

Australia Street Archive 1994-95
National
archives
a snapshot of a small number of Australian homes and the people who have made them; a joint project of UTS and the Australian Museum

First World War Diaries
National
journals; manuscripts & diaries
records daily activities of army headquarters; formations and units while on active service in WW1

Official History of the Aust Army Medical Services 1914-1918
National
military & war
is a 3-volume series covering covering Australia's involvement in the First World War; each volume is available as a PDF download

Ned Kelly Bushranger
National
bushrangers
Ned Kelly - outlaw or hero? aims to clear up misconceptions about the Kelly Story

The Battle for Australia 1942-43
National
military & war
an illustrated history of the Japanese attack on Australia in 1942 - a wonderfully interesting site put together by James Bowen

The BD=BD
National
cemeteries
is the online resource for Jewish burials at all Australasian cemeteries contains over 48000 entries

Books and Collectibles Australia
National
books (incl family produced)
a commercial site offering online search facilities for rare; used and out of print books

The Bradman Trail
National
sports
traces the life of Sir Donald Bradman; one of Australia’s greatest cricketers

For An Australian Boer War Memorial
National
memorials
information; memorials; history; ancestor search and descendant databases - all about the Boer War

Boer War Memorial
National
memorials
news of the dedication of the site and also includes on-line surname search facility

Claim a Convict
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
by Lesley Uebel a fantastic starting point for anyone wanting to find a convict in the family

Caroline Chisholm Society
National
famous Australians & biographies
Caroline assisted approx 14;000 new immigrants to Australia in the early 1840s

Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation Project
National
ethnic & religious groups
includes recovery and presentation of historical materials and indexes concerning Chinese Australians

Roses from the Heart
National
women in history
Christina Henri's site honouring female convicts; sew a bonnet with empathy for the 25;266 female convicts transported

Clan Cameron Australia
National
family histories (individuals)
includes search facility for Camerons

Care Leavers Australia Network
National
medical; hospitals & homes
a support and advocacy group for people brought up as state wards or children raised in Children's Homes; orphanages or other institutions; or in foster care

Italian-Australian Family History Group
National
ethnic & religious groups
members are keen to retain their Italian heritage and trace their respective families

Collections Australia
National
archives
a portal for public access to collecting institutions across Australia including small regional institutions; providing access to nation-wide information on cultural heritage

13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry
National
events & anniversaries
your Ancestors in their Social Context - 28th to 31st March 2012

Convicts to Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to research your convict ancestors (a Perth DPS project)

Convict Creations
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
the hidden story of Australia’s missing links : this site explores those missing links in the Australian story that; although having a significant influence in making Australians unique; have been ignored by the official textbooks

Australian Copyright Council
National
archives
provides information; advice and training about copyright issues

Cowards; Kings and Crooks
National
family histories (individuals)
Coward Family History

Cowper Family in Australia
National
family histories (individuals)
Cowper Family

Defence Honours and Awards
National
military & war
information on different types of medals available to Australia's defence personnel; past and present

Digger History
National
military & war
the unofficial history of the Australian (& New Zealand) Armed Services; hosts 6;000 pages in many varied categories; a very interesting site

Aboriginal Languages of Australia
National
indigenous peoples
presents a multi-media resource library of about 80 Australian Indigenous languages

Boykett Family in Australia
National
family histories (individuals)
descended from Thomas Hebbert Boykett born 1806 in London died 1857 at Adelaide

Office of Australian War Graves
National
memorials
along with its official functions relating to war graves and memorials; OAWG provides information and other services to the veteran community and general public

Australian Royalty
National
family histories (individuals)
a family tree of colonial Australians - their forbears and descendants - currently ~55k individuals

eGold - A Nation’s Heritage
National
gold fields & mining
an Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia; tells the story of gold through images and stories; will be of use to anyone with an interest in the gold rush & mining history of this country

Australian National Shipwreck Database
National
shipping & passenger lists
is a searchable database of shipwrecks in Australian waters including aircraft; relics and people

Fairhall family
National
family histories (individuals)
devoted to the genealogy of Bruce Fairhall and related surnames

Family History Week
National
events & anniversaries
usually the first week in August - events are conducted across the country that focus on genealogy; family history; heraldry and related subjects

Tracing your family history in Australia
National
books (incl family produced)
authored by the genealogist and maritime historian Nick Vine Hall

1857 Colonial Directory
National
post & telephone
searchable index for Victoria; Sydney and New Zealand

Rhodes Scholarships 1903 to 1949
National
schools & teaching
searchable index of Rhodes scholarship recipients

Farmer family
National
family histories (individuals)
the history of the Farmer family in Australia

Fellowship of First Fleeters
National
historical societies & groups
formed in 1984 for all those people who have ancestors who arrived in Australia in 1788 aboard one of the ships of the First Fleet

Find and Connect
National
adoptions
historical resources and information about out-of-home care from 1840s including Former Child Migrants

Finding Sydney
National
memorials
virtual on-line memorial honouring the 645 crew members of HMAS Sydney II

Finding Sydney
National
military & war
virtual on-line memorial honouring the 645 crew members of HMAS Sydney II

Trove: Australia in Pictures
National
photographs & photographers
provides access to images that cover all aspects of Australiana

Flotilla Australia
National
shipping & passenger lists
the site of Australian shipping lines; from 1852 to now

Australian Folk Songs
National
folklore; literature & music
is a collection of traditional and bush songs with words; music and information about each song and interesting articles; a great little site

Geoscience Australia
National
maps & place names
use this search facility to find the location of places in Australia – the Gazetteer of Australia 2006 contains more than 322;000 geographic names in Australia

All Aboard
National
railways & trains
background details on the railways in Australia

Gravestone Photographic Resources
National
cemeteries
to date only a few cemeteries have been photographed

The Gun Plot - Royal Australian Navy
National
military & war
a personal website about the RAN - Past; Present and Future; contains a wealth of information

Australian Boer War Memorials
National
memorials
graves and memorials of Australians in the Boer War 1899-1902

History of Australian Theatre
National
artists; actors & theatres
contains over 17;000 individuals articles; pictures; biographies and autographs in the database

Australian Heraldry Society
National
honours; awards & prizes
encourages the correct use of heraldry in Australia

Australian Heritage
National
heritage icons
a commercial magazine available 4 times a year; web-site provides many good links

Professional Historians Association
National
transcript services & historians
Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations - each state has their own chapter

Historic Properties
National
buildings & architecture
historic properties available for sale or lease - a commercial venture

Convict Stockade
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
designed to be a community site with the goal to create a knowledge hub for everyone interested in Australia's convict origins; as such it is a site for participation and collaboration

Convicts Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
convict history and genealogy links presented by Jenny Fawcett

The Huguenot Society of Australia
National
ethnic & religious groups
encourages knowledge of Huguenot history and offers advice on Huguenot family history research - regular meetings and speakers

Its an Honour
National
honours; awards & prizes
understanding Australia’s 53 Honorary Awards - Imperial Awards were phased out by late 1980s

Its an Honour
National
coat of arms
description of Australia’s Coat of Arms; granted 19 September 1912 by King George V in a Royal Warrant

Janet Reakes Memorial Award
National
honours; awards & prizes
an annual award in memory of Janet - all family historians and genealogists are invited to enter

Virtual Immigration Wall of Honour
National
welcome & immigration walls
created by Janet Reakes in 2002 and maintained by supporters in her honour and memory

Whats on a Aust BDM?
National
births; deaths; marriages & divorces
a guide to what one can expect to find on a historical Australian BDM certificate

info on a Birth Index
National
births
a guide to what one can expect to find on an Australian Birth Index

Whats on an Aust death index
National
deaths
a guide to what one can expect to find on an Australian death index

Whats on an Aust marriage index
National
marriages
a guide to what one can expect to find on an Australian marriage index

Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang
National
bushrangers
is committed to let the KellyGang ride free

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway
National
memorials
see and hear descriptions of the campaign with photographs interviews and maps including oral histories with veterans

Koori History
National
indigenous peoples
indigenous history archive and education resource

Nominal Roll Korean War
National
military: nominal rolls
details of 18;000 Australian personnel who served between 1950 and 1956

Lutheran Archives
National
churches & parishes
this site indicates the scope & types of records available at the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Archives

Lost Medal Australia
National
military & war
dedicated to returning lost war medals to relevant families: always a good place to donate unwanted medals you come across

Clan Matheson Society
National
family history/genealogy groups & societies
site of the Australian Branch

Australian Medical Pioneers Index
National
medical; hospitals & homes
covers 3;000 medical practitioners up to 1875 prepared by Geelong Hospital Library

Honouring our Women
National
women in history
Gail Dodd commemorates the Australian story of the contribution by women through generations

The Ships of the First Fleet 1788
National
shipping & passenger lists
paintings of each ship

Townsend Surname in Australia
National
family histories (individuals)
an ongoing one name project

Searle - Our Family History
National
family histories (individuals)
one name study of the Searle surname in Australia

The Sea Supply Line
National
shipping & passenger lists
Australia's merchant navy in WW2 - records for future generations - the largely untold history of the role of Australia's Merchant Navy from 1939 to 1946

Banjo Paterson
National
famous Australians & biographies
author A. B. (Banjo) Paterson 1864-1941 and a selection of his writings

Larrikin Literature
National
folklore; literature & music
a site devoted to Australian authors; poets and writers; past & present

Lachlan & Elizabeth Macquarie Archive
National
famous Australians & biographies
a digital project providing full-text manuscript transcriptions and associated research materials relating to the lives and times of Governor Lachlan Macquarie (1761-1824) and his second wife; Elizabeth [nee Campbell] (1778-1835)

Journeys in Time 1809-1822
National
journals; manuscripts & diaries
the journals of Governor Lachlan and Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie

War Memorials in Australia
National
memorials
contains locations; descriptions and images of war memorials in the states and territories of Australia including transcripts

Murnanes
National
family histories (individuals)
a history of the Murnanes family in Australia from 1817

The Defence Services
National
military & war
Army; Navy and Air Force records - a listing of available resources through the National Archives

Migration; Citizenship & Travel
National
emigration & immigration
records about people who've come to Australia - a listing of available resources through the National Archives

National Archives of Australia
National
archives
Whats in the collection? Identify available records since 1901

RecordSearch
National
archives
by National Archives of Australia; use this facility to search over 7.7 million records available to view from 9;000 government agencies including defence service records and migration records

RecordSearch
National
military & war
records from 9000 Australian agencies - copies can be requested if not currently available on-line

NameSearch - Australian National Archives
National
archives
search on specific individual names from 9000 Australian agencies - copies can be requested if not currently available on-line

The Naval Association of Australia
National
military & war
began in 1920 looks after the interests of serving and ex-serving and embraces all ranks and both men and women

Australian Women's Archives Project
National
women in history
is building knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia; contains a searchable database of biographical data

National Film & Sound Archive
National
artists; actors & theatres
has a large collection of audiovisual material available for searching

Maps of Australia
National
maps & place names
by the National Library of Australia search over 100;000 maps held in libraries across the country

Australian Newspaper Plan
National
newspaper indexes & extracts
an ongoing project by the National Library to collect and preserve every newspaper published in Australia

Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program
National
newspaper indexes & extracts
the National Library as commenced a program to digitise out of copyright newspapers and create a free online full-text search service

Who’ll come a Waltzing Matilda with me?
National
folklore; literature & music
the truth behind the legend - a site by National Library of Australia

Australian Periodical Publications
National
newspaper indexes & extracts
a digital library of Australian journals published between 1840 to 1845 - free to download as pdf

National Library Music Collection
National
folklore; literature & music
holds a collection of retrospective and contemporary Australian music and consists of music and music-related materials that form part of the documentary record of Australian culture

Obits
National
obituaries
commenced in 2006 and offers a free search for the death/funeral notice or obituary of a recently deceased person - notices remain in archive section for a minimum of 15 months

Australian Obituaries Online
National
obituaries
obituary database - notices online hours after appearing in newspapers

R.M. Williams Outback magazine
National
sheep; wool & pastoralists
although a commercial enterprise - it hosts some great stories about country Australia

Lorraine’s Burial Records
National
cemeteries
burial information of a variety of cemeteries from around Australia

The Cresswell family
National
family histories (individuals)
with connections & data from the Greek island of Castellorizo

OzShips 1788-1968
National
shipping & passenger lists
Australian Shipping 1788-1968 : over 80;000 shipping and passenger entries to Australia

Pandora
National
archives
Australia's web archive provided by National Library; is a growing collection of Australian online publications; including web sites no longer active

Australians in the Boer War
National
military & war
an informative site by Perth DPS - is intended to guide; inform and entertain those beginning their research just as it should help the more experienced ones

Pioneer Books
National
books (incl family produced)
specialises in antiquarian and second-hand books - has a search facility of available stock

Postal History
National
post & telephone
tells the story of how; who and why mail is handled - this is the Australian site

Royal Australian Historical Society
National
historical societies & groups
works to promote interest in Australian history; advance the study of Australian history; and broaden opportunities for participation in historical research

Governor Macquarie 1810-2010
National
events & anniversaries
the 200th anniversary of Lachlan Macquarie’s appointment as Governor of New South Wales was commemorated in 2010 ... facts; resources and events

Rembrandt Dutch Club
National
ethnic & religious groups
established in 1978 maintains strong Dutch ties within Australia

Irish Convicts Transported to Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to finding the approx 26500 Irish people between 1791 and 1853 who were transported to NSW

History of Australian Rowing
National
sports
comprehensive history of rowing in Australian - find out who rowed in these events and the results they achieved as well as the trends and growth in the sport in Australia

Female Migration to Aust
National
emigration & immigration
an index of the first scheme from 1833 to 1837 that assisted single women to migrate to Australia - includes books by Elizabeth Rushen for purchase

The Ryerson Index
National
obituaries
hosts over 2;721;650 death notices and obituaries from 179 different Australian newspapers; with the bulk of entries being from NSW papers; it is purely a research aid to direct researchers to the original source

Society of Australian Genealogists
National
family history/genealogy groups & societies
located in Sydney has been operating since 1932 and holds a wealth of information

The Salvation Army History & Hertiage
National
churches & parishes
has been developed to preserve the Salvation Army’s history and to assist with ongoing research

Discovery of Gold
National
gold fields & mining
a great little web-site by SBS about the gold rushes in early Aust history

Sharrock family in Aust
National
family histories (individuals)
emigrated from England with details of 2008 reunion

Simply Australia
National
folklore; literature & music
an on-line magazine collecting Australian oral and social historical articles; poems; songs; stories - well worth reading

British Convict Transportation Register
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
provides online search facility and details of over 123;000 of the estimated 160;000 convicts transported to Australia from 1787 to 1867

The Bradman Digital Library
National
sports
a collection of donated items from Sir Donald Bradman is hosted by the State Library of Sth Australia

Pheasant Wood
National
military & war
searching for descendants of the 191 soldiers buried at Pheasant Wood by Tim Lycett and Sandra Playle

The Spirits of Gallipoli
National
military & war
a project about the men of the AIF who are either buried or commemorated at Gallipoli

Australian History Timelines
National
history of Australian states; territories & cities
a great starting place for historical dates

The Commissioner’s Office
National
railways & trains
historical railway articles from Australia

1788-1820 Pioneers Association
National
pioneers
founded in 1968 aims to bring together the descendants of our early pioneers and to encourage the preservation of our heritage

The Ship’s List
National
shipping & passenger lists
emigrants from Great Britain & Ireland to Australia 1825-1832

The Ship’s List
National
shipping & passenger lists
vessels carrying convicts from Great Britain 1839-1846

Marilyn Rowan
National
transcript services & historians
transcription service for New South Wales; Victoria and England & Wales BDM

Nominal Roll Vietnam War
National
military: nominal rolls
details of the 61k Australian service personnel during the conflict 1962-1975

Australian Folklore Unit
National
folklore; literature & music
a collection by Warren Fahey of songs; poems; ditties; stories; yarns; toasts and snippets of history that are a celebration of Australia's unique tradition

Wendish Heritage Society of Aust
National
ethnic & religious groups
aims to collect preserve and research Wendish & German family history and culture in Australia

The Pidgeon Coop
National
family histories (individuals)
a history of the family Pidgeon in Australia

What is my name?
National
photographs & photographers
mystery photos looking for names - Australian

Where Is
National
maps & place names
pinpoint the precise location of a street; view high-quality photos of Australian cities; get point-to-point directions and search for key points of interest including train stations; public toilets; picnic areas; churches; cemeteries etc

White Pages
National
post & telephone
current business; residential and government phone numbers and addresses

Australian Women's Register
National
women in history
is a valuable and growing source of biographical data about Australian women and their organisations throughout history

WW2 Nominal Roll
National
military: nominal rolls
contains information from the service records of approx one million individuals who served in WW2

Yellow Pages
National
post & telephone
current business phone numbers and addresses

History of Australia
National
history of Australian states; territories & cities
the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia submission on the history of Australia

Outback House 1861
National
sheep; wool & pastoralists
Outback House at Oxley Downs 1861; a TV show but it offers a background into life on the land in 1860s

Postal History of Australia
National
post & telephone
a wiki page devoted to an overview of postage stamps and postal history of Australia

A Family Down Under
National
family histories (individuals)
the story of the Stephenson Family Pioneers

Australian War Memorial
National
military & war
provides a massive amount of information on Australians at war and has research facilities available with some collections accessible on-line

Australian War Memorial
National
memorials
provides a massive amount of information on Australians at war and has research facilities available with some collections accessible on-line

Military Comparative Table of Ranks
National
military & war
a table displaying a comparison of ranks between the army/navy/air force services

Don’t forget me Cobber
National
military & war
the Battle of Fromelles; hosted by the Australian War Memorial

Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918
National
military & war
is a 12-volume series covering Australia's involvement in the First World War; each volume is available as a PDF download

Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt
National
memorials
an online exhibition of 74 of the almost 4000 photos of soldiers taken at Vignacourt during WW1

WW1 Embarkation Roll
National
military: nominal rolls
details of approximately 330;000 AIF personnel; recorded as they embarked from Australia for overseas service during WW1

WW1 Nominal Roll
National
military: nominal rolls
details of approximately 324;000 AIF personnel; recorded to assist with their repatriation to Australia from overseas service following the WW1

Boxer Uprising Nominal Roll
National
military: nominal rolls
details of Australian personnel serving in the Boxer Uprising China 1900-1901

Boer War Nominal Roll
National
military: nominal rolls
details of personnel in Australian units during the Boer War 1899-1902

Sudan War Nominal Roll
National
military: nominal rolls
details of personnel serving in the NSW Contingent to the Sudan 1885

Australian Military Units
National
military & war
profiles a wide variety of navy; army and airforce units that served in time of conflicts

Dictionary of Australian Artists
National
artists; actors & theatres
an open access of biographies of over 7;000 Australian artists

Royal Flying Doctor Service
National
medical; hospitals & homes
a history of the service

Blades & Shears Newsletter
National
sheep; wool & pastoralists
a great resource for anyone interested in sheep and shearing industry - NB: website no longer current [http://www.members.westnet.com.au/caladenia/blades.html] maybe obtained through Way Back Machine

Ned Kelly's World
National
bushrangers
a commercial web-site with the story & family tree of Ned Kelly - web-site is no longer active [ http://www.nedkellysworld.com.au ] - it maybe possible to obtain through Way Back Machine

Australian Bushrangers
National
bushrangers
comprehensive list and biographies of some of Australia’s famous bushrangers - web-site is no longer active [ http://www.nedkellysworld.com.au/bushrangers/bushrangers_index.htm ] - it maybe possible to obtain through Way Back Machine

KinPendium
National
family histories (individuals)
a site for the Green Family by Lynne & Grayeme - as at Oct 2012 site no longer seems to be available

British Army in Australia 1788-1870
National
military & war
Australia's military history began in 1788 when four companies of the Marine Corps arrived with the convicts in the First Fleet; after 1820 they became the Royal Marines - this website has been offline for a while undergoing a review - it can be accessed via pandora

The Sudan
National
military & war
Australia’s first military action in The Sudan in 1855 - this website has been offline for a while undergoing a review

National
census & musters
Australian Federal Government policy has been to destroy all name-identified census returns post 1901

Cross Country : Family Register
National
books (incl family produced)
Charles CROSS and Rose FLOOD; who arrived in Australia as convicts per the Neptune 28 June 1790. ISBN: 978-0-9751425-1-6

National
electoral rolls & voting
historical Australian Electoral Rolls are available on microfiche at the National Library or many State Libraries (free); current Electoral Rolls can be viewed at Electoral Commission Offices (free); or from www.ancestry.com.au (paid)

Myra’s Place Cemeteries
National
cemeteries
information from a variety of country cemeteries across the country - as at Oct 2012 this website seems to be removed

The Mechanical Eye in Australia
National
photographs & photographers
photography 1841-1900 by Alan Davies & Peter Stanbury is an essential reference for anyone wanting to identify 19th century photos - the book maybe available through your local library

Jurd Family Reunion
National
reunions
the Descendants of Daniel & Elizabeth Jurd & associated families gathered on 19 April 2009

Who Was There WW2
National
military & war
WW2’s major campaigns and battles and which forces served where and when - this website has been offline for a while undergoing a review - it can be accessed via pandora

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