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Historical Records of Australia and the Historical Records of New South Wales Collection (USB)

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$199.50
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Media: USB flash drive - 1 USB (39 products, 36,943 pages)
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781925135961
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

A collection of 39 volumes of Historical records of Australia and Historical records of New South Wales:
 - 36,943 pages
 - 369,430 names (estimate)
 - retail price for products if purchased separately $1088.50
 - supplied on USB flash drive with master index enabling searching the entire collection in a single search
 - supplied as fully searchable PDF files–scans of the original pages, with underlying searchable text

HRNSW and HRA are primarily despatches of Governors of the Australian colonies to and from the Colonial Office in London. These document all aspects of colonial life from 1788 to the granting of responsible government in 1855.

HRNSW (v1-7) - These volumes of official records were the forerunner of the AJCP. The records were first copied by hand by James Bonwick, NSW Government Archivist, in what became known as the Bonwick transcripts. These transcripts were later published in 7 volumes between 1892-1901 as the Historical Records of New South Wales (HRNSW). The volumes cover the period of Captain Cook 1762-1780 (volume 1, part 1) to the Governorship of William Bligh and part way through the Governorship of Lachlan Macquarie 1809-1811 (volume 7).

After Federation the Federal Government took over the project and published a further 37 volumes to include the other Australian colonies, The Historical Records of Australia (HRA).

The Historical Records of Australia comprise three series of volumes. Within a series, each separate volume is roughly 900 pages in length. Archive Digital Books Australasia has digitised both Series 1 and Series 3 of the Historical Records of Australia.

HRA Series 1 (v1-26) - is made up of 26 volumes, and was published between 1914 and 1925. The volumes contain despatches of the Governors, who were in charge of the Crown colonies in Australia, to and from the authorities in England. Those despatches include detailed reports on many subjects, of both major and minor importance. Some of the things to be found in this series are arrivals of ships, convict records, correspondence, promotions, petitions, rations, embarkation, and appointments.

HRA Series 3 (v1-6) - contains 6 volumes that were published during 1914-1925. Four other volumes have been added to this series in recent years, but these are not included in this copy. This series contains documents related to the settlement of the states (especially Tasmania).

Unlike many products available from international data providers, these files are searchable on every word, not just select names (as far as the original text quality allows conversion to searchable text files).

Products included in this collection (also available for separate purchase – search using either the code or the product title):

 - AU0050s1-01 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 1
 - AU0050s1-02 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 2
 - AU0050s1-03 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 3
 - AU0050s1-04 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 4
 - AU0050s1-05 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 5
 - AU0050s1-06 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 6
 - AU0050s1-07 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 7
 - AU0050s1-08 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 8
 - AU0050s1-09 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v 9
 - AU0050s1-10 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v10
 - AU0050s1-11 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v11
 - AU0050s1-12 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v12
 - AU0050s1-13 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v13
 - AU0050s1-14 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v14
 - AU0050s1-15 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v15
 - AU0050s1-16 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v16
 - AU0050s1-17 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v17
 - AU0050s1-18 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v18
 - AU0050s1-19 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v19
 - AU0050s1-20 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v20
 - AU0050s1-21 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v21
 - AU0050s1-22 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v22
 - AU0050s1-23 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v23
 - AU0050s1-24 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v24
 - AU0050s1-25 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v25
 - AU0050s1-26 Historical Records of Australia series 1 v26
 - AU0050s3-01 Historical Records of Australia series 3 v1
 - AU0050s3-02 Historical Records of Australia series 3 v2
 - AU0050s3-03 Historical Records of Australia series 3 v3
 - AU0050s3-04 Historical Records of Australia series 3 v4
 - AU0050s3-05 Historical Records of Australia series 3 v5
 - AU0050s3-06 Historical Records of Australia series 3 v6
 - AU2050-1 Historical Records of NSW volume 1
 - AU2050-2 Historical Records of NSW volume 2
 - AU2050-3 Historical Records of NSW volume 3
 - AU2050-4 Historical Records of NSW volume 4
 - AU2050-5 Historical Records of NSW volume 5
 - AU2050-6 Historical Records of NSW volume 6
 - AU2050-7 Historical Records of NSW volume 7

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for titles with searchable text

 

2 Reviews
  • HRA and HRNSW Collection
    5

    Posted by John Graham on 24th Dec 2020

    Essential for any serious student of early post-settlement Australian history, and at such a great price too.

  • Research asset
    5

    Posted by Jill Finch on 15th Jul 2020

    This is a bargain buy that is essential if you are doing Australian historical research.
    It is easy to navigate and provides a wealth of information.

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