Indexes and Special Lists

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There are two types of listing to help researchers to identify records from the collection: special lists and indexes.

An index is a tool created by the agency record creators at the same time as the original records they document, designed to improve day to day use of the records. A special list is created by archivists or volunteers after the records have been archived, targeting selected parts of the collection for the benefit of researchers, and usually focussing on names, dates and places.

Note: Our indexes and special lists may contain inaccuracies and omissions.  If your search is unsuccessful please ensure that you check our catalogue for your desired series or seek assistance from our staff via our Reference Enquiry form.  If you discover an error please advise us via the Reference Enquiry form.

 

A


 

Aboriginal People

 

Advisory Council of Aborigines correspondence files 1921 - 1939

Aborigines' Office - Photographs and Negatives c. 1900 - c. 1940

 

 

B


Biographical notes

 

C


Census

Census returns 1841

 

Chief Secretary's Office

Correspondence received by the Colonial Secretary, Governor and other Government officials 1836 - 1851

Letters sent and received by the Colonial Secretary's Office 1837 - 1856 

Records of historical interest - Colonial Secretary's Office, Governor's Office and others 1837 - 1963

 

Colonization Commissioners

Early correspondence relating to colonization 1836 - 1849

 

Companies

Defunct companies, lodged documents 1844 - 1960

 

D


Despatches

Despatches received from the Secretary of State, London 1840 - 1936

Despatches from the Colonization Commissioners to the Governor 1840 - 1842

 

Divorce

Records relating to divorce 1859 - 1893

Matrimonial petitions - Supreme Court of South Australia 1859 - 1893

 

E


Employment

 

Engine Drivers

Engine Drivers' Board Certificates 1910 - 1962

 

Police

Defaulter and good conduct book, Mounted Police 1851 - 1858

Defaulter and good conduct book, Foot Police 1851 - 1858

 

Railways

Staff registers 1853-1913

Register of appointments confirmed 1889 - 1926

 

Teachers

Returns from Schoolmasters to the Colonial Secretary 1847 - 1851 (see near the bottom of the page)

Student teachers' agreements 1892 - 1923

 

Estates

Succession Duties 1876 - 1893

 

G


Gaols

 

Adelaide Gaol

Register of prisoners in gaol for assaults, fines, debt etc. - Adelaide Gaol 1838 - 1844

Registers of prisoners committed and tried - Adelaide Gaol 1839 - 1849

Register of prisoners - Adelaide Gaol 1857 - 1889

 

Yatala Labour Prison

Description book, Convict Department (Dry Creek, now Yatala Prison) 1851 - 1860

 

 

H


Honours and Awards

Recipients of Coronation Medals 1953

 

Hospitals

Admission registers - Adelaide Hospital, later Royal Adelaide Hospital 1840 - 1904

Case books - Adelaide Hospital 1868 - 1924

 

I


Immigration

 

Assisted passage

Schedule of certificates issued under the assisted passage regulations 1862 - 1885

Applications for assisted passage for residents of the United Kingdom and Europe 1881 - 1883

Applications for assisted passage 1911 - 1917 

Applications for assisted passage as Farm Apprentices (Barwell Boys) 1922-1924

 

Schedules of free passage

Monthly schedule of free immigration certificates (United Kingdom and Europe) 1876 - 1879

 

Ships' papers

Immigrant ships' papers 1849 - 1885

 

Ships arriving from overseas

Ships arriving at South Australian ports from overseas ports 1836 - 1849

References to immigrant ships, (the cake tin index) - c.1836 - c.1900

Ships arriving at South Australian ports from overseas 1836 - 1900

Ships and Passenger Lists 1888-1940

 

Passenger lists

Passengers arriving at South Australia from overseas ports 1836 - 1845

Official assisted passenger lists 1845 - 1886

People arriving in South Australia from overseas 1846 - 1887

Deaths On-Board Immigrant Ships 1849 - 1865

Official lists of passengers arriving in South Australia from overseas 1888 - 1924

Ships and Passenger Lists 1888-1940

For a partial set of digitised passenger lists see here

 

Inquests

Inquests 1852 - 1856 (see near the bottom of the page)

Inquests into sudden deaths and fires 1857 - 1869

Inquest files, City Coroner 1867 - 1876

Police reports to the Coroner 1911 - 1965

 

J


Juries

List of men liable to serve on juries 1840

 

L


Land

Correspondence files, Crown Lands and Immigration Office 1856 - circa 1911

Correspondence files, Surveyor-General's Department 1838 -1917

Land tax assessment returns 1885

 

 

M


Maps

Maps - Surveyor General's Office, Lands and Survey Department and Lands Department 1808 - 1946

 

Mental Health

Lunacy petitions, Supreme Court of South Australia 1853 - 1892

 

Military

Volunteer Military Forces papers c1842 -c1870

Papers on defence - B T Finniss 1854 - 1877

Nominal rolls - Volunteer Military Force 1854 - 1886

Payments to members of Imperial Contingent, South African War (Boer War) 1899 - 1900

World War One Soldier, Sailor and Nurse Photographs 1918 - 1952

 

 

P


Photographs

Photographs and illustrations, Chief Secretary's Office 1838 - 1920

Lantern slides of South Australian scenes c1895 - c1940

Publicity photographs, c1937 - 1980

 

 

Police and Corrections

Police Commissioner's Office papers c.1840 - 1875

Correspondence files, Police Commissioner's Office 1844 - 1955

Mariner deserters, Convict Department 1856 - 1860

Correspondence files, Sheriff's Office and successors 1867 - 1910

Criminal offence reports, Detective Office, South Australian Police Department, 1901 - 1960

 

 

 

R


Royal visits

Records relating to Royal and other dignitaries' visits 1867 - 1968

 

 

S


Shipwrecks

Shipping casualties 1836 - 1976

 

Social Welfare

 

Destitution

Returns of sick and destitute emigrants 1840 (see halfway down the page)

Register of cases of destitution 1849 - 1857

Orphan and deserted children taken out of the Destitute Asylum 1855 - 1861

Register of Admissions to Destitute Lying-in Home, Flinders Street 1865-1868

Register of Admissions, Destitute Asylum 1870 - 1909

 

Fostering and boarding out

Ledgers of children boarded out, Destitute Board 1862 - 1913

Reports of the Inspectress of Licensed Foster Mothers and Wet-Nurses 1881 - 1909

Register of applications for foster mothers' licences 1899-1910 

Register of children placed with licensed foster mothers 1902 - 1910

 

Industrial School

Register of Admissions, Industrial School, Magill 1884 - 1893

 

Lying-in homes

Register of applications and licences issued to keep lying-in homes 1900 - 1910

 

State Children's Department

Correspondence files, State Children's Department 1887 - 1899

 

 

W


War, see Military

 

Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage Petition 1894

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