Open Government: resources for historians

More and more Government information is now available online. OpenGov NSW (, which is hosted by State Records NSW, provides free online access to information published by NSW Government agencies, including Annual Reports and open access information released under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

OpenGov NSW provides a simple and easily accessible portal to both contemporary and historical publications. Content on the website will be preserved by State Records NSW, using digital preservation technologies. While there are now over 2,000 publications on the site, it will grow as Annual Reports and other publications from NSW Government agencies are uploaded. In the meantime if you are looking for annual reports from the former Public Works Department or the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) from the middle of the twentieth century or NSW Government Gazettes from 2001 to the present OpenGov NSW is a good starting point.


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  1. This is a great resource for historians. It is word searchable. You can also search by a government agency. Give it a try!

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