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A tool for digitally transcribing historical handwritten documents from our collection.

The State Library of New South Wales is dedicated to making our collections more accessible and you can help us achieve this goal. We hold millions of pages of historically important handwritten documents in our collections, but this material can often be difficult to read and cannot be indexed by search. By using our purpose built Transcription Tool, we are able to produce digital transcripts of original materials from our collections, making them more accessible, discoverable and useful for research and study.

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A collection of the works of Captain James Cook.
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Joseph Banks portrait
About the collection When Sir Joseph Banks died in 1820, he left behind a well...
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ww1_01
The Library holds over 500 World War One diary and letter collections which...
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Rediscovering Indigenous Languages These Indigenous languages materials are...
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Collection Page Document ID
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Major de Cossigny, 17 June 1801 (Series 72.019) - No. 0001 Banks Document 72.019
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Major de Cossigny, 17 June 1801 (Series 72.019) - No. 0002 Banks Document 72.019
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Major de Cossigny, 17 June 1801 (Series 72.019) - No. 0003 Banks Document 72.019
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Major de Cossigny, 17 June 1801 (Series 72.019) - No. 0004 Banks Document 72.019
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Major de Cossigny, 17 June 1801 (Series 72.019) - No. 0005 Banks Document 72.019
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Major de Cossigny, 17 June 1801 (Series 72.019) - No. 0006 Banks Document 72.019
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Emmanuel de Fellenberg, 5 March1816 (Series 72.031) - No. 0001 Banks Document 72.031
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Emmanuel de Fellenberg, 5 March1816 (Series 72.031) - No. 0002 Banks Document 72.031
Banks Papers Letter received by Banks from Emmanuel de Fellenberg, 5 March1816 (Series 72.031) - No. 0003 Banks Document 72.031
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0020 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0021 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0023 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0024 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0025 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0027 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0028 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0029 Banks Document 83.01
Banks Papers Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0050 Banks Document 83.01
Captain James Cook James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770: No. 238 Cook Document Safe 1/71
Captain James Cook James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770: No. 239 Cook Document Safe 1/71

Pages

Collection Page Document ID
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 44 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 45 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 46 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 47 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 48 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 49 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 50 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 51 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 52 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 53 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 54 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 55 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 56 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 57 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 58 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 59 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 60 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 61 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 62 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 63 Ind.Langs. Document A3076

Pages

Document Page Updated date
Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 (Series 83.01) Simkin's Poetry', being newscuttings, 1785-1792 - No. 0051 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 17:11
Copy of a letter received by William Bligh from Banks, 13 May 1809 (Series 40.134) Copy of a letter received by William Bligh from Banks, 13 May 1809 (Series 40.134) - No. 0002 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:53
Copy of a letter received by William Bligh from Banks, 13 May 1809 (Series 40.134) Copy of a letter received by William Bligh from Banks, 13 May 1809 (Series 40.134) - No. 0001 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:47
Letter received by James Slade from J. Edwards of the Navy Office, 13 February 1805 (Series 67.07) Letter received by James Slade from J. Edwards of the Navy Office, 13 February 1805 (Series 67.07) - No. 0002 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:35
Letter received by Banks from William Bligh, 24 May 1811 (Series 40.137) Letter received by Banks from William Bligh, 24 May 1811 (Series 40.137) - No. 0002 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:31
Letter received by James Slade from J. Edwards of the Navy Office, 13 February 1805 (Series 67.07) Letter received by James Slade from J. Edwards of the Navy Office, 13 February 1805 (Series 67.07) - No. 0001 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:30
Letter received by Banks from William Bligh, 24 May 1811 (Series 40.137) Letter received by Banks from William Bligh, 24 May 1811 (Series 40.137) - No. 0001 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:29
Letter received by Banks from the Victualling Office of the Navy Board, 27 March 1806 (Series 67.14) Letter received by Banks from the Victualling Office of the Navy Board, 27 March 1806 (Series 67.14) - No. 0002 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:23
Letter received by Banks from the Victualling Office of the Navy Board, 27 March 1806 (Series 67.14) Letter received by Banks from the Victualling Office of the Navy Board, 27 March 1806 (Series 67.14) - No. 0001 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:21
Letter received by Banks from the Navy Office, 12 March 1805 (Series 67.13) Letter received by Banks from the Navy Office, 12 March 1805 (Series 67.13) - No. 0002 Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 16:17