Home < Research and collections < Research Guides" />

Aboriginal Australians family history

Electoral rolls, 1990-2008

How to use Electoral rolls, 1990-2008

Only in the Library You can use Electoral rolls, 1990-2008 when in the Library. Can't come to the Library? Contact us.

How to search the NSW electoral rolls

STEP 1

Collect the Electoral rolls, 1990-2008 from the microfiche cabinets in Family History area.

STEP 2

Using the microfilm reader, find the individual's entry on the roll. The rolls list the person’s full name, address, electoral division and district.

Did you know?

Aboriginal people of New South Wales have been eligible to vote since 1858. Few Aboriginal people were aware of their right to vote so it's surprising how many actually appear on the earlier rolls. It's only since 1984 that all Aboriginal people have been required to enrol to vote.

Read more about the history of the Indigenous vote or the electoral milestones for Indigenous Australians on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website.