Electoral rolls, censuses & musters

Electoral rolls, censuses & musters

Electoral rolls and directories

The politics of the critical 1850s meant that manhood suffrage was essentially granted to the people of Australia at a much earlier period than elsewhere. As a consequence, the electoral rolls serve as a virtual census return of males from that period onwards. Women also gained suffrage at the beginning of the twentieth century, much earlier than their sisters overseas. Other lists of individuals can be found in the various directories published from the 1830s onwards.


Polled! Australian muster and census returns

Carol Baxter has an unparalleled knowledge of the NSW Colonial Muster and Census returns, having edited all the surviving General Musters from 1800 to 1825, examined smaller returns for the same period, and processed the raw data of the 1828 NSW Census/Household Returns and 1837 Convict Return. This seminar explains how to best use colonial muster and census returns, including later returns such as the 1841 and 1891 Australian Census returns, taking into consideration their many faults and foibles.

- 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


The 1911 census: What's all the fuss?

Indeed, what is all the fuss about the 1911 census for England and Wales? Take a peek at the enormous task that resulted in this wonderful resource, learn what is different about this census to the earlier ones, see your own relative’s signature on the householder’s return and much more. You might even learn the name of your family’s pet, find a deceased relative listed or find your family on one of the many quirky returns that were submitted.


New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 16

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the Willyama, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Woollahra and Yass Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – almost 1,000 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls.

You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 15

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the Upper Hunter, Wagga Wagga, Wallsend, Waverley, Wickham and Willoughby Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – over 1,000 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 14

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the St George, St Leonards, Sturt, Surry Hills, Tamworth and Tenterfield Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – over 1,100 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 13

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the Randwick, Redfern, Rozelle, Ryde and Singleton Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – over 900 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 12

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the Orange, Paddington, Parramatta, Petersham, Phillip and Raleigh Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – almost 1,100 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 11

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the Mudgee, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Namoi, Newcastle and Newtown Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – almost 1,200 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

New South Wales State Electoral Roll 1913 Volume 10

Electoral rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and hence they are extremely important and useful for local, family and social historians.

This CD contains the state electoral rolls for the Macquarie, Maitland, Marrickville, Middle Harbour, Monaro and Mosman Districts of New South Wales for 1913 – almost 1,100 pages. Apart from the main roll some districts also have supplemental rolls. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time who were entitled (and registered) to vote.

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