Books — New South Wales general

Cumberland Mercury Newspaper Index 1879
2008 Rod & Wendy Gow, index to court cases, births, deaths, marriages, inquests, obituaries, funerals, probates, etc giving name, event, age (if stated), district, date and newspaper edition date, page and column
A4, soft cover, 144pp
ISBN 9780980494632, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
[also available on CD-ROM for same price]
Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia
Cumberland Mercury Newspaper Index 1875-1878

Cumberland Mercury Newspaper Index 1875–1878
2007 Rod & Wendy Gow, contains more than 8,200 entries of births, deaths, marriages, baptisms, inquests, obituaries, shipwrecks etc. extracted from the Cumberland Mercury and Rural Gazette newspaper listed alphabetically by surname giving name, event, age, district, date (newspaper edition), page and column references A4, soft cover, 172pp
ISBN 9780975800195, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
[also available on CD-ROM for same price]
Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia
Cumberland Mercury Newspaper Index 1875-1878

Exiled: Colonial Prisoners Banished from NSW
Exiled: Colonial Prisoners Banished from NSW
2004 Helen V Lloyd, deals with the 1847 Act of Exile and contains biographies of 124 prisoners exiled from NSW to the USA and other foreign ports and other prisoners who were almost banished for crimes
174 x 253mm, hard cover, abbreviations, b/w photos & illustrations, index, references
ISBN 0646438441,
AUD$47.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
H Lloyd, 6 Leeton Crescent, Panania NSW 2213, Australia

Guide to New South Wales State Archives relating to Convicts and Convict Administration
2006, lists the main record series relating to convicts, i.e. Colonial Secretary, Principal Superintendent of Convicts, Courts, Police and the Governor plus record series from other agencies useful for studying the convict system for the period 1788–1842 plus the convict exiles of the 1840s and 1850s
A4, soft cover, 419pp, index
ISBN 0975175106, AUD$59.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
Western Sydney Records Centre
PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia
Guide to New South Wales State Archives relating to Convicts and Convict Administration

Guide to New South Wales State Archives relating to Responsible Government
Guide to New South Wales State Archives relating to Responsible Government
2005, lists the main record series of individual items in State Records collection relating to responsible government such as those from the Colonial Secretary, Executive Council, the Governor and the Premiers Department
A4, soft cover, 312pp, index
ISBN 0975784501, AUD$35.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
State Records Authority of NSW
PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia

Humble and Obedient Servants: The Administration of New South Wales 1901–1960 Volume 2
2006 Peter J Tyler, contains information taken from Parliamentary Papers, politicians private correspondence and government records accompanied by photographs, maps and artworks which combine to give a very readable history of colonial political life 170x250mm, hard cover, 288pp
ISBN 0868408247, AUD$71.95 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
State Records Authority of NSW
PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia
Humble and Obedient Servants - The Administration of New South Wales 1901-1960 Volume 2

Index to Children in the Care of the State Children's Relief Department as of 5 April 1883
Index to Children in the Care of the State Children’s Relief Department as of 5 April 1883
2002 compiled by Susan Lark, contains names of 348 NSW children boarded out or adopted plus an alphabetical index of their carers
A4, soft cover ring bound, 28pp
ISBN 095790813X
, AUD$22.50 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
S Lark, 26 Cedar Ridge Road, Kiama NSW 2533, Australia

Index to the Bench of Magistrates Returns NSW 1822–1828
2002 Shirley Doolan, covers surviving Court records of cases heard in Sydney, Appin, Bathurst, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith giving name, case date, court location and SRNSW reel number
A4, soft cover, 60pp, AUD$19.50 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
S Doolan, PO Box 42, Bardwell Park NSW 2207, Australia
Index to the Bench of Magistrates Returns NSW 1822-1828

Index to the Governor's Court 1814-1824 Part One: Cases Heard
Index to the Governors Court 1814–1824 Part One: Cases Heard
2001 compiled by Shirley Doolan, (supplements Guide No 20 Governor’s Court 1814–1824 prepared by John Burke and published in 1979 by the State Records Authority of New South Wales) and contains the full names of over 1,000 individuals living in NSW who appeared in Civil Court cases plus reference numbers of records held by the Sydney Records Centre
A4, soft cover, 25pp, AUD$19.50 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
S Doolan, 45 Darley Road, Bardwell Park NSW 2207, Australia
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One And All: The Cornish in New South Wales
One And All: The Cornish in New South Wales
1998 Patricia Lay, the result of extensive research undertaken for the authors MA thesis uncovers previously unknown information about where Cornish immigrants settled in the colony of NSW and why they settled in clusters along with their fellow Cornish; includes details of many Cornish settlers collated from information given by many of their descendants; examines the main areas of Cornish settlementplus other minor areas of settlement showing how Cornish men, women and children adapted very successfully to their new environment Soft cover, 280pp, maps, photos, index, bibliography
ISBN 0958868492,
AUD$45.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from P Lay, PO Box 1604, Queanbeyan NSW 2620, Australia

The Battle of Vinegar Hill - Our Pioneers
The Battle of Vinegar Hill: Our Pioneers
2005 Marion McGuirk, the history and biographies of the men and women who were involved with the 1804 Battle of Vinegar Hill detailing their crimes, ship details etc. (approx 200 names)
A4, soft cover, 180pp, b/w photographs, index
ISBN 0646444468, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
M McGuirk, 12 Finney Street, Old Toongabbie NSW 2146, Australia

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