Resources Available

The following research resources and documents are available to assist with your research.

Online search facilities:

  • Family Names List indicates which surnames are currently represented in our research files
  • Tarrangower Times Index currently provides searchable access to indexes of the newspaper volumes from Jun 1858 – Jan 1864 and Jan 1872 – May 1880
  • Apart from the indexes available online, most editions of The Tarrangower Times from 1858 to current are accessible on micro-film or in hard copy, also other local newspapers, and cuttings from other papers

Computerised Databases – Master Indexes (available onsite only)FHI Crop

  • Surname master index cross-referencing all instances of surname occurrence
  • Maldon township buildings including cross-reference to associated surnames and land allotment

Computerised Databases – Catalogues (available onsite only)SMC Crop

  • Artefact catalogue including images and key word search
  • Photograph catalogue with key word search

Research themes of material available:

  • Churches: histories, records
  • Communications: postal service, telegraph, telephone, unclaimed mail lists
  • Education: schools, pupils, teachers
  • Gold mining, mines and miners
  • Heritage conservation: NTA(V) Notable Town, planning
  • Indigenous peoples and ethnic groups
  • Infrastructure: water, roads, electricity, gas
  • Institutions: gaol, orphanage, asylum, workhouse, benevolent home
  • Medical: hospital, pharmacy, ambulance, doctors, nurses
  • Military: war, army, navy, air force, nurses, home guard
  • Transport: coach, train, bus, automobile, aeroplane
  • Tourism: cultural heritage, nature

Lists of documents for each theme are being prepared and will be published here when available.

Official documents and lists:

  • Education: schools, pupils, teachers
  • Genealogy – BDMs, census, pioneer registers, cemeteries
  • Government: census, electoral roll, police
  • Institutions: hospital, orphanage, asylum, workhouse, benevolent home, friendly society
  • Justice system: court records, gaol
  • Maps and plans: for example original land purchases from the Crown, land use, planning controls, atlases, location lists
  • Shipping: immigration and passenger lists, crews, shipwrecks
  • Shire of Maldon: rates records (1864-1940), some works contracts and correspondence, 1960s historic architecture survey, 1977 Conservation Study, 1980s landscape and gardens survey
Maldon Museum & Archives Association Inc. (Registration No: A0026994G and ABN: 60 516 687 425)

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