Profile

Cover photo
State Records NSW
303 followers|138,871 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
‪#‎100YearOld‬ leaflets:

'Before Baby is Born' and 'Baby’s First Twelve Months', were published by the New South Wales Department of Health in 1914 and coincided with the start of Government run baby health clinics in Sydney. The pamphlets were part of a State-wide push to improve the health of babies and toddlers.

The leaflets were available at the Baby Clinics, along with doctors’ practices and local courts throughout the State.

The full leaflets are available on our Centenary of Anzac website : http://nswanzaccentenary.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/on-the-homefront/before-the-baby-is-born-advice-to-expectant-mothers/
1
1
Gérard LENELLE's profile photo
Add a comment...

State Records NSW

Shared publicly  - 
 
Doesn't this look hard! Teachers' picnic race c.1905 - perhaps those hats are good for speed https://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/16212143579/
Title: Fairfield Public School - Picnic - teachers race Dated: c.1905 Digital ID: 15051_a047_005015 Series: NRS 15051 School Photographic Collection Rights: No known copyright restrictions www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions We'd love to hear from you if you use our photos/documents. Many other photos in our collection are available to view and browse on our website using Photo Investigator.
1
Add a comment...

State Records NSW

Shared publicly  - 
 
Amazingly useful index to patients of Government Asylums for the Infirm and Destitute is available on our website #archives http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/health/index-to-the-government-asylums-for-the-infirm-and-destitute
This index contains c. 10,000 entries relating to persons admitted to Government Asylums in the last two decades of the 19th Century.
2
1
sonya staffolani's profile photoKerrieAnne Christian's profile photo
 
I become so sad when I read records like these. We are lucky, but how many descendents today realize that we are riding on the backs of their intrepid all inclusive luck, pluck, struggles and suffering. I show and teach my grnd children about these times every chance I get. And they are not shying away as once they did. Never give up eh?
Add a comment...
 
Keep it rolling. Rolling Sheet Asphalt on Footway, #SydneyHarbourBridge, 1931 https://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/16052819325/
1
Add a comment...

State Records NSW

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great Byron Bay story about pic from our collection found by journalist on our Flickr account http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/when-the-train-passed-by/2510068/
YOUNG beachgoers at The Pass, Byron Bay, wave at the camera in a scene that is as familiar today as it was decades ago.
1
Add a comment...
 
Happy International Volunteer Day 2014
(Make change happen - Volunteer!)
We'd like to thank all our wonderful volunteers who make change happen through their support in the creation of online indexes and Archives Investigator listings.
http://records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/volunteers
If you have a love of history and working with historical documents then becoming a State Records volunteer may interest you.
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
303 people
Shahid Mahmud's profile photo
Carnamah Historical Society & Museum's profile photo
Multicare Health's profile photo
Advanced Warehouse Structures's profile photo
Silver Spoon Cafe's profile photo
KerrieAnne Christian's profile photo
...oh the stories they would tell's profile photo
RCS Websites's profile photo
Jennifer Monroe's profile photo
 
‪#‎OnThisDay‬ 1827 general lighting in Sydney was turned on 

Continuing with the "lighting" theme, here is the Sydney Harbour Bridge lighting being switched on for the first time, 11 Feb 1932
Photo link: http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/asp/photosearch/photo.asp?12685_a007_a00704_8734000065r
2
1
Crissouli G's profile photo
Add a comment...

State Records NSW

Shared publicly  - 
 
The February issue of Now&Then is out now, featuring the Christmas Competition winners; Carrington albums on display; Last days of A Call to Arms; Treasures found in the records; Spotlight on correspondence records; our Flickr update and more! http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/publications/now-then-enewsletter/now-then-72-february-2015 
The latest issue features the Christmas Competition winners; Carrington albums on display; Last days of A Call to Arms; Treasures found in the records; Spotlight on correspondence records; our Flickr update and more!
1
Add a comment...
 
#OnThisDay in 1957 Jørn Utzon was named as the winning architect of a competition to design an Opera House for Bennelong Point in Sydney.
There were 233 entries from around the world.  Construction began in 1959 and was completed in 1973.
Digital Gallery of Utzon's competition drawings here:  http://gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/galleries/sydney-opera-house/
3
Add a comment...
 
#OnThisDay in 1919 the influenza pandemic reached New South Wales through Victoria and in one year more than 6000 people died in the State. A virulent worldwide influenza pandemic occurred during 1918 and 1919, in which up to 40 million people are believed to have died.
More about the pandemic in our Digital Gallery http://gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/galleries/50-years-at-state-records-nsw/4-06/
3
1
Nelly Eckhardt's profile photo
Add a comment...

State Records NSW

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looking for an arrival to NSW? These digital Assisted Passenger lists 1828-1896 may help http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-finding-aids/nrs-lists/nrs-5316 
2
Add a comment...
 
State on a Plate
[One of our archivists] was fortunate to come across this wonderful ceramic plate showing maps of the Australian colonies or states with the caption ‘Australia 1980 Growth of a Nation.’
...Understanding our changing borders can help us to understand what we can find in the archives of the State we now know as New South Wales!
Read more on the Archives Outside blog:
http://archivesoutside.records.nsw.gov.au/state-on-a-plate/
What we mean by New South Wales in the 21st century is something quite different from what it meant in 1788, 1825 or 1859. Our Senior Archivist, Context and Documentation was fortunate to come acro...
2
1
KerrieAnne Christian's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
303 people
Shahid Mahmud's profile photo
Carnamah Historical Society & Museum's profile photo
Multicare Health's profile photo
Advanced Warehouse Structures's profile photo
Silver Spoon Cafe's profile photo
KerrieAnne Christian's profile photo
...oh the stories they would tell's profile photo
RCS Websites's profile photo
Jennifer Monroe's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
+61 2 9673 1788
Email
Address
143 O'Connell Street, Kingswood 2747 NSW AUSTRALIA
Story
Tagline
The NSW Government's archives & records management authority.
Introduction
We are the NSW Government's archives and records management authority - we manage the NSW State archives collection and set the rules and provide guidance on the management of official records.

The State's archives are a unique and irreplaceable part of our Australian cultural heritage. They document the business of government in New South Wales - and its interaction with people and groups in our society - from the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 until today. 

Archives are the 'raw material of history' and form part of our collective memory. The records appear in all formats - files, photographs, maps, posters, plans, films, sound recordings and electronic records.

People use the State's archives for many reasons. Public, academic, family and local historians, social and scientific researchers, people establishing their rights and entitlements, authors, the media, students - all are among the regular users of the State's archives. Government agencies, too, make extensive use of the archives.