There are two types of listing to help researchers to identify records from the collection: special lists and indexes.
An index is a tool created by the agency record creators at the same time as the original records they document, designed to improve day to day use of the records. A special list is created by archivists or volunteers after the records have been archived, targeting selected parts of the collection for the benefit of researchers, and usually focussing on names, dates and places.
Note: Our indexes and special lists may contain inaccuracies and omissions. If your search is unsuccessful please ensure that you check our catalogue for your desired series or seek assistance from our staff via our Reference Enquiry form. If you discover an error please advise us via the Reference Enquiry form.
Chief Secretary's Office
Correspondence received by the Colonial Secretary, Governor and other Government officials 1836 - 1851
Records of historical interest - Colonial Secretary's Office, Governor's Office and others 1837 - 1963
Returns from Schoolmasters to the Colonial Secretary 1847 - 1851 (see near the bottom of the page)
Yatala Labour Prison
Honours and Awards
Schedules of free passage
Ships arriving from overseas
For a partial set of digitised passenger lists see here
Inquests 1852 - 1856 (see near the bottom of the page)
Police and Corrections
Returns of sick and destitute emigrants 1840 (see halfway down the page)
Fostering and boarding out
State Children's Department
War, see Military