Sydney Archdiocesan Archives

The Sydney Archdiocesan Archives is available to users, by prior arrangement on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A list of archival and genealogical information is on the web. St Mary's Cathedral Sydney Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials up to c 1900 are held as hardcopies and on microfilm. Also historical information is available for the cathedral, including architect's drawings for the Catholic Archbishops, Clergy and Parishes of the Sydney Archdiocese. Other items in the collection include Liturgical and Rubrical books, Illuminated Addresses and Sydney Catholic Serial Publications.

Address: 
St Mary's Cathedral, St Mary's Road, Sydney, NSW
Tel: 
0292200433
Hours: 
10.00am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm Mondays to Fridays
Admission: 
Nil; But users fee is $10 incl GST per half day
Facilities: 
Reading room, reference library, microfiche, microfilm readers, 'information for library users' leaflet, photocopier
Collection: 
Audio-visual items other than microfilms, Bound Catholic (Sydney) Newspapers, Catalogue Index Cards, Cathedral Architectural Drawings (construction, alterations, conservation), Stained-Glass Window Papers, Finding Aid Catalogues, Illuminated Addresses, Images (microfilmed) of Catholic registers and newspaper serials, Liturgical and Rubrical Books, Literary Library including some serials, Photographs, Registers of Baptism, Marriages, Burials (mainly St Mary's).
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Items

Plans and Drawing Samples

Cathedral Plans and Drawings

Cathedral Plans and Drawings
Creator:
W W Wardell
Description:
Architectural drawings for the construction of St Mary's Cathedral Sydney, by W W Wardell in the geometrical Gothic style. After Wardell's death in 1899, Hennessy, Hennessy & Co eventually supervised the work in accordance with Wardell's drawings.
Date:
c.1865-1928

List of Baptism Registers

Creator:
Sydney Archdiocesan Archives
Description:
This list indicates the baptism registers held, showing that most are of St. Mary's Cathedral with a small number from other (older) Parishes.
Date:
1819-1923
Item Id Number:
BAPREGS

List of Marriage Registers

Creator:
Sydney Archdiocesan Archives Staff
Description:
This list indicates the baptism registers held, showing that most are of St. Mary's Cathedral with a small number from other (older) Parishes.
Date:
1820-1928
Item Id Number:
MARRREGS

Index Sample

Unframed Photographs

Creator:
Sydney Archdiocesan Archives
Description:
There are many categories of unframed photos. This sample, double sided sheet refers to the first 36 of external views of St Maris.
Date:
c.1821 onwards

Serials Collection Index

Serial Publications Index

Creator:
Sydney Archdiocesan Archives
Description:
This double sided index page is the "Chronological" index. Another exists showing the serial publications in alphabetical order.
Item Id Number:
Serial.ALP