The New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is now available CD-ROM

You’re hearing this ‘almost’ first, we did give our Facebook fans a hint of what was coming a few days ago. And while the New South Wales Electoral Roll 1903 is the first, there are more Electoral Rolls to come … soon!!

For those who may be unaware of their importance, Electoral Rolls are the nearest thing Australians have to census records, and therefore are ‘extremely important’ and useful for local, family and social historians.

This partial roll (2 of the 4 volumes) for New South Wales in 1903 totals over 3,600 pages and lists approximately 250,000 names. It covers Districts C-G and M-R. Entries are arranged alphabetically by district and by division within the district. You will find the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time, and who were entitled (and registered) to vote. Apart from the annual roll, the CD includes the supplementary rolls published for each district.

The electoral districts covered by these volumes are: Camden, Canterbury, Castlereagh, Clarence, Clyde, Cobar, Cootamundra, Corowa, Darling, Darling Harbour, Darlinghurst, Deniliquin, Durham, Glebe, Gordon, Gough, Murrumbidgee, Namio, Newcastle, Newtown, Northumberland, Orange, Paddington, Parramatta, Petersham, Phillip, Pyrmont, Queanbeyan, Raleigh, Randwick, Redfern, Richmond, and Rous.

Importantly, the roll includes the names of many women qualified to vote for the election of members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales at this time.

The following information is included for many (but not all) entries:

  • No. on Roll
  • Christian name and surname in full
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Electoral district and division

Now available on CD-ROM for the first time, it is fully searchable, bookmarked for easy reference, and pages can be printed and enlarged if needed, so using the Electoral Rolls has never been easier.