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Census of New South Wales, November 1828

Subject: To students of Australian history in various branches - biographical, local and regional, family, medical and social history - the research value of the 1828 Census becomes more meaningful when considered in the overall as well as the particular context. It is one of the most important historical source documents that Australia can boast. This Census is much more than a list of faceless people. Each person and fact recorded are an integral part of a giant jigsaw puzzle which, when assembled, indicates both the area actually populated and the structure of society in New South Wales at a particular time in our early history ... All too often it is the famous and infamous who are recorded in history books. The 1828 Census records the tens of thousands of men, women and children in every walk of life who were living in New South Wales in 1828 and who helped to lay the foundations of the nation.
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Census of New South Wales, November 1828 / edited by Malcolm R. Sainty & Keith A. Johnson.
Sydney : Library of Australian History, 1980.
475 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 34 cm. + Corrigenda & addenda (22 p.)
Includes indexes.The significance of the volume lies in the fact that the 1828 Census was the first census to be taken in New South Wales and is the only detailed census for New South Wales to survive in full to the present day. It is therefore the only complete Census that can be published (Preface, p.7).New South Wales. Population, 1828. Census data. Texts (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0474266)
Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Editorial note -- Introduction: Historical background; Method of collection-extant copies; Statistics; Inconsistencies & difficulties; Research value; Unusual & interesting entries -- Explanatory notes: Editing parameters; Method of checking; Notes on each field; Notes on appendices; Notes on indexes -- Future corrections & additions; Caution -- List of abbreviations -- Reference notes -- 1828 Census of New South Wales -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3 -- Index 1: Surnames -- Index 2: Cross references -- Illustrations and tables.
0908120311090812063X (Corrigenda)
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