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What we’ve been digitising in the #Archives

There are several digitisation projects happening here at State Records – some have been recently completed, others are long-term and will continue well into next year.

Recently completed

1954 Royal Tour

The Royal tour of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh began in Sydney on 3 February 1954 and finished two months later in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 April 1954.

This album shows images from the Sydney part of the tour, dated 3-18 February 1954, showing the Royal couple and decorations and illuminations of public buildings and parks.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are greeted upon arrival at Farm Cove, Sydney for the Royal Visit, 1954 Sydney Streets decorated for the Royal Visit, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the opening of NSW Parliament - Royal Visit, 1954 Sydney Harbour Bridge illuminated for the Royal Visit, 1954

Gloucester Police Station

Images are available in Archives Investigator.

showing for each day the type of duty in which each policeman, and where relevant his horse, was engaged. The special occurrences column records such details as visits from senior police officers; transfers of staff; stores received; reports of crimes committed; warrants and summonses issued.
description from Archives Investigator

Diary of duty and occurrences at the Gloucester Police Station during the week ending the 10th day of July 1880

Long term projects

School photos

The History Unit of the Department of School Education collected these photographs when preparing school histories, research for public relations, or giving presentations. The collection consists mainly of photographic prints showing school buildings, pupils, teachers, or educational activities. Most include an identifying caption and date.

There are c.900 photos available in Photo Investigator and many more to come. The photos are arranged in alphabetical order by school and we are currently up to “C”.

Note that only material out of copyright will be available online.

Chakola Public School - Education Gazette - rough plan of school area at Public School Chakola showing plantation of trees and shrubs, 1 Feb 1922. Digital ID 15051_a047_002775  Adaminaby Public School c.1905. Digital ID 15051_a047_000019

Alma Public School - opening of new playground for infants department. Digital ID 15051_a047_000142 Balmain Trade School - engineering workshop. Digital ID 15051_a047_000625
We’ll have another digitisation update soon.

Category: Digital 2.0