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Re: New Website for Armidale & New England History - Aboriginal History
« Reply #36 on: Monday 03 October 16 09:11 BST (UK) »
A lot more entries have been made on the New England Index of Aboriginal People. Link is above. 650 records now and many more to put on. PM me if you have any specific names you want me to check with my collection. 

Happy hunting.

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Re: New Website for Armidale & New England History - Aboriginal History
« Reply #37 on: Friday 22 December 17 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Everyone,

I am still working on this project after 9 years! Have been updating the website recently and have nearly 700 historical documents indexed that refer to Aboriginal people in the New England, New South Wales from 1848-1956.
I have met many people who have used the site over the years which makes me happy. :-)  Hope everyone has a nice break over the Chirstmas period.

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Caroline
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Re: New Website for Armidale & New England History - Aboriginal History
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 07 January 18 01:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi  :)  :)  :)

I was away when you posted, sorry. 

Just as a gentle reminder to other RChatters who may be interested in Aboriginal family history, the NSW State Library's collection of Electoral Rolls is very handy, and exceeds the current holdings of various commercial online websites. 

I have previously posted on other RChat threads re this, and I again share:

From NSW State Library web page
http://guides.sl.nsw.gov.au/content.php?pid=367120&sid=3112777
"DID YOU KNOW?
Aboriginal people of New South Wales have been eligible to vote since 1858. Few Aboriginal people were aware of their right to vote so it's surprising how many actually appear on the earlier rolls. It's only since 1984 that all Aboriginal people have been required to enrol to vote."

1858 -  yes, 19th century - yes, this is generally accepted as when Universal MALE suffrage commences in NSW - 21 years and over, and born as British Subjects, or naturalised as British Subjects, ....

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