State library of NSW
In particular check out their on line catalogues on
State Library of
A great site for a great library. The La Trobe
collection is fabulous.Their Australiana indexes have Theatre
Magazine fully indexed.
Archives of Australia
The National Archives provides wonderful service both on
line and off. Their staff are extremely helpful and the provision of electronic
documentation on line is just great. Not particularly theatre related but good
for general historical research.
National Library of Australia
National Library of
Australia has an extensive collection of pictures and their catalogue is huge on
the Arts in Australia.
Fisher Library, University of Sydney
Fisher has a great on line catalogue
Web sites for
Cora Num's web site is a must visit for Australian
Australian Old Time Radio
Fabulous site which includes a database of
people associated with Australian Radio history. Very well laid out and it
includes several fascinating articles on the subject. Well worth a look if you
have ancestors who were in radio or if you are generally interested in the
It's Behind You dot com- The Magic of
site which has everything you need to know about pantomime. I've used it a lot
for research on my pantomime articles.
Her Majesty's Theatre Ballarat
site that includes information about the history of this wonderful theatre.
Anybody interested in Victorian Theatre History, should take a look.
The Wolanski Foundation
handy reference page for everything associated with the performing arts in
Gilbert and Sullivan Down Under
fantastic resource for 19th century Australian and New Zealand theatre. Mel has
created a goldmine of information especially in relation to Gilbert and Sullivan
productions in the two countries. Well worth a visit!
Footlight Notes. John Hulme's
excellent site on the English Theatre. It has amazing information about people
and performances in England .
Australia Theatre News and
Information and a forum for current theatrical news in Australia.
St Leon is Australia's pre-eminent circus historian. The site is developing but
will become a wonderful resource for genealogical and theatre research
The Australian Cinema and Theatre
society devoted to the preservation of Theatre and Cinema History. They Publish
a quarterly journal called KINO which is a useful resource.
following links were suggested by reference librarian Nick..Thanks Nick!
Records of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre
Records of the Arts Council of Australia
Records of The Australian National Playwrights Conference
Records of Children's National Theatre
Records of Company B at Belvoir Street Theatre (Sydney,
Papers of Robyn Archer
Papers of John Bell and Anna Volska
Papers of Peter Finch
Papers of the Tate Family
heaps of references on Theatre History and a database of names from theatre
programmes. This is not yet complete but once done will be a fantastic
Best site on Edwardian actresses on the net. Has superb pictures from the
author's collection. Particularly useful if you are interested in postcard
Circus, entertainer,and magic family
international site that specialises in these areas of genealogical research.
The Pram Factory- Melbourne