Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

1/6/2012

1891 New South Wales, Australia Census

This is a collection of the 1891 Census of New South Wales. The census was taken on April 5, 1891, but only the collector’s books remain from the original records. Individual’s names aren’t included other than the household information that was recorded, for instance, name, number in household, and number of Chinese or Aboriginal people. While this limits the extent of the census’ usefulness, it is also the first census since 1841 to have survived. A fire at the Garden Palace in 1882 destroyed the 50 years of census records held there. The 1891 Census is still a good tool for placing families in a particular place and time, although individuals would be a little tougher to find information on using solely these records. for more click here

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