Biographical Database of Australia

Colonial Secretary



NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers Index 1788-1825

Colonial Secretary’s index of Letters to Sheriff 1828-1850




The Colonial Secretary’s Office in Sydney received many letters and documents from individuals, organisations, companies and from other branches of governments.


BDA will add series of records under this general category as they are indexed and put them online.

Other records collected by the Colonial Secretary may be found under different headings, such as Convict Indents, Tickets of Leave, Convict Pardons etc. Look under the Keywords listed below Sources Index.