Australian National Archives naturalisation & citizenship records

Naturalisation had been a responsibility of the individual colonies until 1903 when it was taken over by the Commonwealth. As a consequence, the National Archives holds citizenship records for all states from 1904. However, the National Archives also holds naturalisation records for the Colony of Victoria and the Province of South Australia for the period from 1848 to 1903. Naturalisation records for New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania before 1904 are held by the respective State government archives.
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