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Guide to Collections

Search our Catalogue - over 91% of our catalogues can now be searched online

General Guide to Our Collections - a brief overview of our holdings by subject

Family History - a guide to some of our most commonly used genealogical sources

Online Sources - these include our rating valuation maps 1925-1927 and gaol registers from 1770-1898. Various other collections are available through commercial genealogy websites Ancestry and Find My Past.

Research Guides and Source Lists - guides to help you carry out your own research in house history and garden history, and source lists for ethnic and women's history

A to Z of Collection Guides