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Manuscript and Image Collection

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Our Manuscript and Image Collection is located at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street, Sydney.

Known also as the MIDAS collection or the Archives, within it you will find unpublished materials from Australia and overseas, such as:

  • family histories, biographies and family history research notes
  • family tree charts and compiled reports
  • photographs
  • birth death and marriage certificates - originals and transcriptions
  • original records such as wills, indentures, licences and other legal documents
  • family papers such as letters, diaries and journals
  • cemetery transcriptions, burial registers, plans and burial butts
  • business records and ledgers
  • scrapbooks
  • records of the Society’s operations and activities.

The collection was set up in 1963 to house donated material. It is a treasure trove of materials which could help you with your family history research. 

The significance of the collection lies in the volume of unique, unpublished material in a single collection, the broad range of record types and the fact that the majority of the materials have known provenance.

Image: Croquet ladies, Houison family, Houison Collection, SAG Manuscript and Image Collection, Item 6/217

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Our Research Centre is at 2/379 Kent St, Sydney.

Our office is at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St, Sydney.

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