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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.

You can help us to transcribe these items, which include diaries, letters, journals and manuscripts. In doing so you will be contributing to the improvement and enrichment of our collections, as well as taking an opportunity to delve deeper into the wonders of NSW cultural heritage.

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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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indigenous1
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages These Indigenous languages materials are...
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Collection Page Document ID
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. 240 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. 241 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. 274 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. 313 Cook Document Safe 1/71
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 03: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 13 Fighting Weapons, 1904-1906 - Page 52 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331 / vol. 3 / Item 3
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 03: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 13 Fighting Weapons, 1904-1906 - Page 53 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331 / vol. 3 / Item 3
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 3 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 33 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 53 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 74 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 75 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 76 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 77 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 78 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 79 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 80 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 81 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 82 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 83 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Volume 03 Item 08: Walter Edmund Roth Bulletin No. 18 Social and Individual Nomenclature, 1904-1906 - Page 84 Ind.Langs. Document A 1331/vol. 3 /Item 8

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Collection Page Document ID
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 64 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 65 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 66 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 67 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 68 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 69 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 70 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 71 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 72 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 73 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 74 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 75 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 76 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 77 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 78 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 79 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 80 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 81 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 82 Ind.Langs. Document A3076
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Pioneering days of Miriam Vale and district', Queensland by W. G. Blomfield, 1946-1947 - Page 83 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