Primary contactChau Chak Wing Museum, F21 University Place, University of Sydney, Camperdown
Sydney, New South Wales 2006
Established from the 1790s collections of New South Wales Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay, successive members of the family extended the specimen/object collections throughout the nineteenth century.
Archives include original material and copies of documents in the Public Record Office, Kew, London, Linnean Society of London and Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney and the University Archives, Sydney University.
Macleay collections represent a wide range of material related to the collecting activities of its donors and benefactors along with the activities of the museum since its establishment in 1892.
Archival holdings are tied to the collection strengths, that is:
Museum: the Macleays, their collections and the search for order / Robyn Stacey and Ashley Hay
An appointment time must be arranged in advance of a visit. Entitlements to access records held by the Macleay Collections vary. It is essential that you discuss your research with the relevant curator to determine whether records are available for your use.
Under the State Records Act 1998 (NSW), a closed period of 30 years applies.
Visitors are required to complete a research request form.
Curators will assist you with advice on relevant records held by the Museum which may be of use to you and provide guidance on the use of the collection and access to them.
Staff cannot undertake research on your behalf. If you are unable to carry out your own research, we advise you to obtain the services of a professional researcher who can conduct the research for you.