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Research - Useful Links - SA

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These are some useful links to help you with your research.

Click on "read more" to see links for cemeteries, shipping, property information, place names and contact addresses.


Cemeteries links at australiancemeteries.com.au.

Local government councils manage many cemeteries.  Follow links from the list or use the clickable maps to an individual council from where you can search many council cemetery databases.

Shipping  There is no one comprehensive shipping website. Some useful sites include:

Graham Journay 

Di Cummings' Bound For SA 1836 to 1851 

Di Cummings from 1852 

Maureen Leadbeater

Perth Dead Persons Society

Images of official passenger lists can be found at SA State Records and familysearch.org.

South Australian Place Names

A useful site for South Australian Place names is:

Also Manning Index of SA History hosted by the State Library of SA

Atomic Bomb Tests - Nominal Roll

A nominal roll of people involved in British Atomic testing in Australia from 1952 to 1963 is being created by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  A searchable database of armed forces personnel isavailable at:
Corrections and additions can be made through the site.

National Archives of Australia

South Australian Office is at 

 Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, 


Tel: (08) 8204 8787
PO Box 3563, RUNDLE MALL, SA 5000

The State Library of South Australia

Anyone travelling to Adelaide and planning to use the library is advised to check availability of records. This can be done via their website: http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/ or phone 08-8207 7200.
Opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday & Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

State Records in South Australia

Individuals can undertake their own research, and archivists in the reading room will assist at no cost. Access to government records less than thirty years old is restricted, and reports containing personal information may be restricted for up to eighty years.

State Records of SA

State Records' Research Centre is located at 115 Cavan Rd, Gepps Cross, 5094. Opening hours at Gepps Cross are as follows:


Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Second Sunday of the month 10am - 4pm
Please note the Research Centre is closed on public holidays.


Port Adelaide Historical Society Rooms are situated upstairs from the Semaphore Library at 14 Semaphore Road and are open each Friday afternoon from 1.30 p.m. until 3.30 p.m.

Their museum located at 95 Fletcher Road Peterhead, is open each Sunday from 2:00 pm until 4:00pm.

Property Information

Instructions to search for Property Certifiacate of Title are on the Central and Eastern Australia + NZ forum page.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2020 15:44

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