The First Legislative Council archive contains documents from 1824 to 1855. It includes tabled papers, SMH newspaper reports of debates, and documents relating to the administration of the First Council (classified as "non-tabled papers"). These have been indexed by document type and date. Please note, over time some of the early original material has become faded and in some places illegible; nonetheless it is included here in its authentic form as a record of its existence. Also, while every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the archive is a work in progress and some classification errors may exist. Please report any corrections to the Parliamentary Library via the contact us online form.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.