Challenge 2 – State Records
Hear directly from State Records representatives about their challenge.
About State Records NSW
State Records NSW is the NSW Government’s archives and records management authority. The NSW States’ archives are the largest collection of records relating to the history of NSW and the lives of its people. We manage the State archives in trust for the people of NSW. We ensure people have ready access to a collection that illuminates history and enriches the life of the community.
Centenary of Anzac
As part of the 100 year anniversary of WW1 State Records NSW has developed a Centenary of Anzac website.
The website showcases records in our collection that relate to WW1. The website features a Research Guide to State Records NSW resources. The Guide helps identify research pathways for tracing the stories of NSW soldiers, as well as highlighting a number of resources that provide background information to life on the home front during World War I.
The challenge for you is to take our data and create new interfaces to connect researchers with our collection and provides new pathways to link material together. We would like the App to have a WWI focus however it can relate to the period in anyway, home front, personal relationships, soldiers, government responses and social trends.
State Records’ Datasets
Our datasets are available: http://www.data.nsw.gov.au/data/organization/state-records-authority
- Our online catalogue provides information about records and histories of government organisations
- Indexes to records searchable by name and location including court records, railways and tramways Roll of Honour, Railway supply detachment, Gaol photographs, divorce records and Government employee records
- Soldier settlement indexes