Over 60,000 documents, the Digitised Records of the First Legislative Council (1824-1855), are now available on website of the Parliament of NSW:

The First Legislative Council, the precursor to the current NSW Parliament, is the oldest legislative body in Australia, having been established in 1823 as an advisory body of 5 appointed members. Initially the Council’s jurisdiction covered not only NSW, but also the colonies of Victoria, Tasmania, parts of Queensland, South Australia and even further afield. RAHS President, Associate Professor Carol Liston, recently launched this fabulous collection of materials at Parliament House.

Many of the records are handwritten and over time some of the early original material has become faded and in some places illegible. The papers are available for download as PDF files, to assist with your research.

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Digitised Records

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