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State library of NSW

In particular check out their on line catalogues on picman.

State Library of Victoria.

A great site for a great library. The La Trobe collection is fabulous.Their Australiana indexes have Theatre Magazine fully indexed.

National 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 genealogists

Cora Num's web site is a must visit for Australian Genealogists.

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 subject

It's Behind You dot com- The Magic of Pantomime

Wonderful 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

A lovely site that includes information about the history of this wonderful theatre. Anybody interested in Victorian Theatre History, should take a look.

The Wolanski Foundation

A handy reference page for everything associated with the performing arts in Australia

Gilbert and Sullivan Down Under

A 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

Information and a forum for current theatrical news in Australia.

Australian travelling entertainers.

Dr Mark 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 Historical Society

A society devoted to the preservation of Theatre and Cinema History. They Publish a quarterly journal called KINO which is a useful resource.

The following links were suggested by reference librarian Nick..Thanks Nick!

Records of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust
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, N.S.W.)
Papers of Robyn Archer
Papers of John Bell and Anna Volska
Papers of Peter Finch

Papers of the Tate Family


Has 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 resource

Stage Beauty

The Best site on Edwardian actresses on the net. Has superb pictures from the author's collection. Particularly useful if you are interested in postcard collecting.

Circus, entertainer,and magic family research

An international site that specialises in these areas of genealogical research.

The Pram Factory- Melbourne



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