National Archives of Australia, New South Wales State Office, Sydney

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Forma autorizada del nombre

National Archives of Australia, New South Wales State Office, Sydney

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre


  • National

Área de contacto


Manager Reference and Access Services New South Wales



Dirección (calle)

120 Miller Road, Chester Hill
Postal address: Locked Bag 4, Chester Hill NSW 2162




New South Wales

Nombre del país

Código postal



02 9782 4900


Correo electrónico


Área de descripción

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

Estructura administrativa

Officer-in-charge: Regional Manager Central, New South Wales State Office, Sydney

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección



The oldest document in the National Archives’ collection held in Sydney is a Deed of Title signed on 1 May 1804 by Governor Philip Gidley King. The deed allows the allotment of land in Pitts Row (now Pitt Street) to be transferred to Matthew Kearns for 14 years. This site later became the ‘Pitt Street Extension’ of the Sydney General Post Office.

Other highlights of the collection include:

  • NSW post office records dating from 1830s; and
  • NSW plans and drawings of post offices, customs houses, army and navy establishments, and Government House Sydney dating from 1860s including original coloured drawings by the Colonial Architect James Barnet.

Also included are:

  • NSW colonial trademark records from the 1860s and copyright records from the 1870s;
  • NSW meteorological journals of the Government Observatory, Parramatta, from 1822 to 1836;
  • records of the Cockatoo Island dockyard from the 1860s;
  • records of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from the 1930s; and
  • sound and moving image collections including Damien Parer’s Kokoda Front Line, Prime Minister Ben Chifley’s declaration of peace on 15 August 1945, decimal currency television and radio commercials, and the ABC’s Seven Little Australians.

The Sydney Office holds over 25 shelf kilometres of audiovisual material including material from the Australian Broadcasting Commision/ Corporation, Screen Australia, the Australian Film Television and Radio School, the Department of Defence and significant Commonwealth Persons including Prime Ministers.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

The National Archives’ collection database, RecordSearch, gives online access to the National Archives’ holdings Australia-wide. See

For a full list of guides to the National Archives’ collection, see:

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

The Reading Room is open Wednesday to Friday 9am–4.30pm. (There is no new issue of records after 3.30pm.)
Closed on public holidays.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos


Maps and information about parking, public transport and onsite wheelchair access to the reading room are available at:

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Servicios de reproducción

Information about ordering copies of records and associated fees is available at

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 6 May 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

120 Miller Road, Chester Hill Postal address: Locked Bag 4, Chester Hill NSW 2162
Sydney, New South Wales 2162