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Finding free family history records of Australian ancestors

Buildings, land and settlement

Useful in family history research, this list provides links to records relating to how our country was settled. Most links have online databases that you can use to search for records by surname, area or address.

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Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Heritage Register - organised by suburb or district in which the place is located and includes all the places or objects nominated, provisionally registered or fully registered

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Queensland

Queensland Archives has compiled indexes of their archival records. Use these links to get to the page and search the index database by name.

info Once you get to the Queensland Archives page, here's how to use it:

  1. Scroll down to "Index Categories"
  2. Click on the appropriate radio button for the type of records you are looking for - this will then expand to show what record sets are available.
  3. Click on the appropriate radio button for the records you are looking for - this will then expand (below the list) to show a search area where you can input names etc.

You may also be able to download the full index using a link that will appear on the top right of the page or below the search box (depending on what device you are using, eg: desktop, iPad etc).

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New South Wales

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Victoria

Western Australia

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South Australia

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Tasmania

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Northern Territory

The Nothern Territory Department of Arts and Museums is responsible for the Northern Territory Archives. A list of collections in the archive is available for download in PDF format (warning: 250+ pages) which can then be searched offline.  The archives can also be searced online using the "Archives Navigator" service although it is not straight forward and no indexes are available. Read the Information for Researchers page for information on the service.

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National

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