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5 January 2015

Get involved with #DigitiseMySuburb

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From Allawah to Zetland – we're digitising our collection of over 40,000 historic subdivision plans from over 250 suburbs and towns in NSW. The plans range from the 1860s through to the 1940s.

The plans are being digitised in alphabetical order and will take several years but we're giving you the chance to bump your suburb to the top of the list!

Find your suburb on the list below and tweet the name of the suburb using #DigitiseMySuburb and tag @StateLibraryNSW

For example: #Penrith #DigitiseMySuburb @StateLibraryNSW

The most Tweeted suburb (between 6 January 2015 –17 February 2015) will be the next in line for digitisation.

One example of a suburb we have already digitised is Alexandria and below is a list of suburbs and towns which we will begin digitising soon.

For more information see our media release.

A

Abbotsford
Alexandria
Allawah
Annandale
Arncliffe
Artarmon
Ashbury
Ashfield
Asquith
Auburn
Avalon

B

Balgowlah
Balmain
Balmoral
Banksia
Banksmeadow
Bankstown
Bardwell Park
Bass Hill
Baulkham Hills
Bayview
Beecroft
Bellevue Hill
Belmore
Berala
Berowra
Beverley Hills
Bexley
Bilgola
Birchgrove
Birrong
Blacktown
Blakehurst
Blue's Point
Bondi
Botany
Bradfield
Brighton-Le Sands
Bronte
Brookvale
Burwood

C

Cabarita
Cabramatta
Cammeray
Campbelltown
Camperdown
Campsie
Canley Vale
Canterbury
Carlingford
Carlton
Caringbah
Castle Hill
Castlecrag
Centennial Park
Chatswood
Cheltenham
Chester Hill
Chippendale
Chullora
Church Point
City of Sydney
Clifton Gardens
Clontarf
Clovelly
Clyde
Collaroy
Como
Concord
Concord West
Condell Park
Coogee
Cowan
Cremorne
Cronulla
Crows Nest
Croydon
Croydon Park (with Enfield)
Curl Curl

D

Daceyville
Darling Point
Darlinghurst
Darlington
Dee Why
Denistone
Doonside
Double Bay
Dover Heights
Drummoyne
Dulwich Hill
Dundas
Dural

E

Earlwood
East Hills
Eastwood
Edgecliff
Elizabeth Bay
Emu Plains
Enfield
Engadine
Enmore
Epping
Ermington
Erskineville
Everleigh

F

Fairfield
Fairlight
Field of Mars
Five Dock/Abbotsford/
Russell Lea
Flemington
Forest Lodge
French's Forest
Freshwater

G

Galston
George's River
Girraween
Gladesville
Glebe
Glenfield
Golden Grove
Gordon
Gore Hill
Granville
Greenacre
Greenwich
Greystanes
Guildford
Gymea

H

Haberfield
Haberfield (& Dobroyd)
Harbord
Harris Park
Heathcote
Henley
Homebush
Hornsby
Hunters Hill
Hurlstone Park
Hurstville

I

Ingleburn

J

Jannali

K

Kensington
Killara
Kings Cross
Kingsford
Kingsgrove
Kingswood
Kirribilli
Kogarah
Kurnell

L

La Perouse
Lakemba
Lane Cove
Lavender Bay
Leichhardt
Lewisham
Lidcombe
Lilyfield
Lindfield
Liverpool
Loftus
Long Bay
Longueville
Lugarno

M

Macdonaldtown
Macquarie Fields
Malabar
Manly
Manly Vale
Marayong
Maroubra
Marrickville
Mascot
Matraville
Mays Hill
McMahons Point
Meadowbank
Merrylands
Middle Harbour
Millers Point
Milperra
Milsons Point
Minto
Miranda
Mona Vale
Moore Park
Moorebank
Mortdale
Mortlake
Mosman
Mount Colah
Mount Druitt
Mount Kuring-gai
Mulgoa

N

Naremburn
Narrabeen
Narwee
Neutral Bay
Newport
Newtown
Normanhurst
North Strathfield
North Sydney
Northbridge
Northmead
Northwood

O

Oatley
Orange Grove

P

Paddington
Padstow
Pagewood
Palm Beach
Panania
Parramatta
Peakhurst
Pendle Hill
Pennant Hills
Penrith
Penshurst
Petersham
Pittwater
Point Piper
Port Hacking
Potts Point
Prospect
Punchbowl
Putney
Pymble

Q

Quakers Hill
Queenscliff

R

Ramsgate
Randwick
Redfern
Regents Park
Regentville
Revesby
Rhodes
Richmond
Riverstone
Riverwood
Rockdale
Rookwood
Rockdale
Rookwood
Rooty Hill
Rose Bay
Rosebery
Roseville
Rozelle
Rushcutters Bay
Rydalmere
Ryde

S

Sandringham
Sans Souci
Schofields
Seaforth
Sefton
Seven Hills
Silverwater
Smithfield
Spit Junction
St Ives
St Leonards
St Peters
Stanmore
Strathfield
Summer Hill
Surry Hills
Sutherland
Sydenham
Sylvania

T

Taren Point
Telopea
Tempe
Tennyson
Thornleigh
Toongabbie
Turramurra
Turrella

U

Ultimo
Undercliffe

V

Vaucluse
Villawood

W

Wahroonga
Waitara
Warrawee
Waterloo
Watsons Bay
Waverley
Waverton
Wentworthville
Werrington
West Ryde
Westmead
Willoughby
Windsor
Wollstonecraft
Woollahra
Woolloomooloo
Woolwich
Woronora River

Y

Yagoona
Yennora

Z

Zetland

17 December 2014

Help transcribe our World War 1 diaries

The State Library of NSW has released 50,000 pages of digitised World War One diaries for the public to transcribe. This unique collection of soldiers’ intimate accounts of war has been included on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

Having just completed the major digitisation of its entire collection of World War One diaries and letters, 180,000 pages, made possible through the support of the NSW Government, the Library has launched its very own purpose built transcription tool.

“The State Library has for a long time relied on its dedicated volunteers who have worked to transcribe over 700 diaries to date. Now, with this new tool, we are turning to the wider community for help so that we can provide global access to this extraordinary content,” said Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive.

“We are seeking the community’s support in the important task of transcribing our diaries and letters to help unlock the compelling stories held within them.”

According to Elise Edmonds, the State Library’s World War One curator, “This important crowd sourcing project will introduce participants to the day to day experiences of the Australian men and women who served in the war, and help bring their tales of adventure, heartache and bravery to a global audience.

“The story of the ‘Great War’ cannot be fully understood without reference to these very personal and moving firsthand accounts,” said Ms Edmonds.

Learn more about transcribing or view our full media release