Family history tools and resources

The Library is the perfect place to explore your family history. We offer a wealth of expertise and historical information for experienced family historians and those just starting out on the journey, including old newspapers, personal letters, diaries and manuscripts, maps, pictures, passenger lists and electoral rolls.

As a starting point, some of our most popular resources are listed below, but you should also drop into our Family History & Newspapers room and talk with our expert staff. You'll find all the inspiration and resources you need to research your family's past.

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