UNE & Regional Archives

A valuable community resource

The University of New England and Regional Archives (UNERA) was established in 1957 as a repository for both University and regional records. The Archives and NSW State Records work to ensure the preservation within the region of records created by bodies such as the Department of Lands, the NSW Police and the courts. In addition, the Archive has a growing archive of private papers, many relating to local pastoral families.

The UNERA is a valuable community resource. Some of the most frequently accessed material includes:

  • early records of many large rural holdings in the region.
  • microfilms of the Armidale Express and other regional newspapers.
  • records of births, death and marriages.
  • parish registers.
  • Armidale Cemetery index and maps.
  • over 25,000 photographic images (including over 10,000 glass plate negatives).
  • land holding records.
  • mining records for Armidale, Tingha, Hillgrove and Uralla.
  • local directories and journals.
  • a reference library of local and regional history.

UNERA also provides local access to the Archives Resources Kit. The Kit contains the core of the State's colonial records on microfilm, as well as guides to the State's archival heritage.