The First Australian Railway Supply Detachment, 11th A.A.SC, 1914. Digital ID 17420_a014_a014000498

A complete index of a single photo (No. 1331) from the State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection, now in the custody of State Records. The 65 names have been transcribed from the back of the photograph.

First Railway Imperial Expeditionary Force at the Sydney Showground prior to departure for France, n.d. Digital ID 15905_a014_a015000001

Name search for NSW railway employees who formed the 1st Railway Section of the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force, also known as the 6th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company.

This index includes the names of over 10,000 NSW Government employees reported to have been granted military leave, or to have enlisted as nurses and military or navy personnel during World War I, 1914-18.

Name search for railway employees who died in the First World War. 

Transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. It records surname and first name (may be that of transferor or transferee), file number, residence of owner, settlement purchase number, parish, county and date of transfer.

This index will be of interest to those researching the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. It records: name of applicant and vendor, name of estate, land district and Closer Settlement Promotion number.

The index related to the transfer of land ownership originally obtained under the Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers schemes. The registers record names of transferor and transferee, file number, residence of owner, settlement purchase number, parish, county and date of transfer.

This index relates to land ownership originally obtained under the Returned Soldiers Settlement scheme. This index records Soldier Settlement loan number, name of applicant and land district. The records relate to the application of Returned Soldier Settlers Advance/loan after World War I.

The Qualification Certificates in these files appear to be the only surviving examples of World War 1 Qualification Certificates from NSW. The index records certificate number, name of applicant, residence at time of application and in some cases the land district required for settlement. 

A Settlement Purchase was the principal tenure under the Closer Settlement Act (Act. No.37 1904). These are similar to the tenure of Conditional Purchase with the payment of a deposit and annual instalments. Many but not all returned soldiers obtained their land using this form of tenure.