A Gift that keeps on Giving: NSW State Archives Resources at SLQ
September 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM$20.00 – $30.00
Many researchers are aware of the SLQ’s one-page listing of their holdings of material housed at the New South Wales State Archives. While this useful document enumerates the film numbers, any indication of their contents must be gleaned from various NSWSA guides, in books, on fiche, CDs or on-line sites. As a ‘shut-down years’ project, a much more comprehensive descriptive list has been compiled by this inveterate library-hound. In a document now exceeding 200 pages, a full register has emerged providing a description of the bountiful contents of each reel, complete with dates, numbers, NSW references and useful remarks such as the availability of an index or a description of column headings to indicate usefulness.
Here treasure can be found – shipping and immigration jewels, copious convict and court caches, desirable electoral troves, yearned for occupational hoards and precious nuggety correspondence created by colonial secretaries, administrators, officials and most valuably, the general public, worth doubloons to dedicated descendants. Make your dreams come true, win a lottery by finding previously elusive riches and unexpected pots of gold at a rainbow’s end – right on our own doorstep.
About the Presenter:
Dr Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer Harrison is a Research Fellow with the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at The University of Queensland. Over the years while writing and publishing, lecturing and researching, she served on the John Oxley Library Committee, the Queensland State Archives Public Records Review Committee, testified at the Senate enquiry for the retention of census material, undertook two overseas trips of Heritage Retrieval for the State Library, became a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Federation of Historical Societies, was elected a life member of Brisbane History Group and most proudly continues as patron of GSQ.
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