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BDA is a research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts and indexes of many original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived in or were born in Australia, starting from the earliest times.
Subjects include: genealogy, family history.

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This collection contains legal Information about the law in NSW for members of the community facing a legal problem or issue.
Subjects include: family law, housing & neighbours, wills & estate planning, crime, debt, going to court, employment, dispute resolution, consumer law, compensation.

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All Find My Past collections in one place. Find people and places in millions of Australian, New Zealand, United Kingdom & Ireland family and local history records.
Subjects include: genealogy, family history.

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A collection of more than 20 digital reference books. View a single book or search all titles by keyword. Infobase ebooks are recommended for high school students and up.
Subjects include: Ancient history, literature, religion and philosophy.

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Salem History is an excellent source of biographical information about key people and events in world history and religion. Inventors, scientists, rulers, artists and more.
Subjects include: Ancient History, 20th Century history, inventors and inventions, religion, rulers, ecosystems.

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Covering the early days of the Sutherland Shire onwards, our collection of local newspapers are a great source for historical research on the Shire.
Subjects include: Sutherland Shire history, Sutherland Shire Newspapers, Sutherland Shire Council minutes.

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Search hundreds of millions of Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
Subjects include: Australian history and culture, genealogy.

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