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Colonial Secretary: The family historian's friend

Thursday 20 April 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Type ~ Lecture
Event Capacity: 40
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Richmond Villa is at the northern end of Kent St near the approaches to the Harbour Bridge. Wynyard Station (train and bus) is a 10 minute walk and ferries are 15 minutes away at Circular Quay. There is some metered street parking but public transport is recommended.


The Colonial Secretary was one of the main NSW government officials in the 19th century. The office was the channel of communications between the Governor, other government officers and private settlers on a wide range of matters including requests for land, petitions to mitigate convicts’ sentences, naturalisation and everything in between. In this session you will learn how to search the Colonial Secretary’s correspondence and hopefully find written gems relating to your family.

Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenter: Martyn Killion, State Archives NSW   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Richmond Villa
120 Kent St
(02) 9247 3953
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