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Index to Gaol Photographs

First name
Year of Photo
Photo Number

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Copy services with secure online payments are available from several of our Indexes Online. Items vary in price according to the type of record.

How to order?

1. If you can order items from an Index you will see the tickbox option next to the entries. Tick an entry to place it in your Shopping Cart - order up to 10 items in the one order.

2. Proceed to Checkout. Double-check your entries (even remove entries if you have changed your mind) and enter your details.

3. Select a Payment Option. We accept Visa and MasterCard We accept Visa and MasterCard We accept Visa and MasterCard or you can pay by cheque/money order.

4. Wait for your order to arrive in the post (within 20 working days of receiving payment).

Want to order items from more than one index?

Try KeyName Search - you can perform multi-name searches (and order photocopies) across multiple indexes.

Fees and charges

Our Fees and Guarantees page lists all the copying charges, including the Administration Fee and Postage.

Tips for Searching

Wildcard character %


+ The wildcard character - % - can represent any character in a keyword. For example:

Smith% will return all entries that start with "Smith", whereas
%Smith% will return any entries that have "Smith" somewhere in the name (such as "Shoesmith")


+ The wildcard character is also very useful when searching for an entry by an option other than surname. For instance, a search of:

%Windsor% in a locality or description field will find the word "Windsor" anywhere in that field

Note: The Index to the Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 is not included in KeyName Search.

Having trouble searching?

If you are experiencing problems, we suggest you clear all the browser caches and try your search again. If you are using Internet Explorer simply select Tools -> Internet Options and clear the files in the 'Temporary Internet Files' option. Restart your web session from our homepage.


If the search form page is left idle for a period of time it may time-out and you will need to re-start your session. Simply go to the State Records homepage and then select Indexes Online from the blue horizontal bar.

Search performance

The search facility has been optimised for the fastest response, however, sometimes you may experience slow performance due to high Internet traffic. If this is the case, try to search when network activity is expected to be lower. Also check that your modem/router is operating at its optimum speed.


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