A collection of links to other sites of interest and for research

Historical Societies

Royal Australian Historical Society [RAHS] – website containing information on events, journals, library and collection holdings, links to affiliated societies. NSW Heritage Office – website includes heritage inventory registers, grant programs, download fact sheets.

Ashfield & District Historical Society – website contains information on activities, contacts, photographs and details of library collection.

Canada Bay Connections (Photographs of the Local Studies Library of City of Canada Bay Council

Friends of Rookwood Cemetery – Cemetery is one of the largest burial grounds in the world. Friends group organises regular tours and events. Contact Robyn Hawes on 07 9499-2415 for more details.

Haberfield Association – website contains information on Haberfield [Sydney’s heritage listed Federation suburb], origins of street names, heritage information & membership details.

Historic Houses Trust – website contains information on events, sites, shop.

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway – The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is a unique tribute to the bravery of Australian troops who fought through atrocious conditions and against vastly superior enemy numbers in the Papua-New Guinea campaign of July 1942-January 1943.

National Trust of Australia (NSW) – website contains information on upcoming events,campaigns, shop,

Postcards – Patricio’s collection of old postcards from around the world, including Australia and Concord.

Strathfield District Historical Society – website contains information on the municipality, activities and important places and people.

Hunters Hill Historical Museum –A resource centre providing public access to historical records of families and organisations of Hunters Hill dating back to the early 1800s.

Ryde District Historical Society – history and photographs of the area, origin of street names.

Lane Cove Historical Society – Carisbrook House, Sydney’s only 1880s House Museum.

Nepean District Historical Society – Arms of Australia Inn:  They collect information, photos and artefacts that were used, or related to, the local Penrith and Nepean district.

Historical Research Sources & Services

Australian Heritage Directory – Commonwealth Government website includes Heritage Inventory Register – National Heritage List, links to legislation, resources and grant programs.

Collections Australia – Gateway to more than 1,500 museums, galleries, archives and libraries throughout Australia, listing their details and activities.

Land & Property Information (formerly Lands Department) – Your ‘one stop shop’ for land title registrations, property information, valuation, surveying and mapping.

Museum Victoria – Biggest Family Album – Online access to over 9,000 photographs available using a wide range of criteria including topics, description, activity, place and date.

National Archives of Australia – promotes good government record keeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Commonwealth records in its care.

National Library of Australia – website includes access to catalogues, photographic collection [Picture Australia]

National Library – Pictures Catalogue – website allows you to search their archives, using various criteria, for photographs.

NSW State Heritage Office – use this site to find out about heritage listings in NSW, to search the NSW heritage databases, to nominate a place for listing on the State Heritage Register or to comment on a proposed listing.

NSW State Library – website include access to catalogues, photographic collection [PICMAN], newspaper collections, information on exhibitions, training courses

NSW Registry of Birth, Deaths & Marriages – searches of historical indexes available.

Picture Australia – (now been absorbed by TROVE – Search for people, places and events in the collections of libraries, museums, galleries, archives, universities and other cultural agencies, in Australia and abroad – all at the same time. View the originals on the member agency web sites and order quality prints at your leisure

NSW State Records – NSW State Archives includes collection search, photographs & information on record keeping.

Trove – Search digitised newspapers and other documents and photographs.

Ancestry Australia – WWII Nominal Roll:An extensive website that gives links to Australian databases that can be

Dictionary of Sydney, a very comprehensive online dictionary of all aspects of Sydney’s history, went online on 4 November 2009.

War Memorial – World War Two Nominal Roll  – contains information from  the service records of the men and women who served in Australia’s defence forces and the Merchant Navy during World War Two.

The 1788-1820 Pioneer Associaton – a research organisation formed to record and publicise the history of those who arrived in AAustralia between 26 January 1810 to February 1822.


WikiFun – provides information on Leisure and Deals close to you

Burwood Scene newspaper

VisitNSW.com and Sydney.com – a wide source of information and guides on attractions, tours, accommodation, hires, shopping, events.

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