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Chinese Immigrants and Chinese–Australians in NSW


Indexes and registers to dossiers on internees

These records comprise registers and a variety of indexes to the dossiers concerning internees in C123, which is described above. Some dossiers may be found in the later series SP1714/1, Criminal Investigation Files and ST1233/1, Correspondence re Naturalisation and Internees, both of which are described above.
Key to dossiers, numerical register, 1940–45
Sydney
Recorded by: 1941–45 Commonwealth Security Service, NSW (CA 946)

This series consists of a singled register, titled 'Key to Dossiers, numerical order', which was used for registering the dossiers of internees that are held in C123. Each entry records the dossier number and internee's name, along with a file number if the file was top-numbered into a later series. Dossiers numbered from 1 to 21 772 are covered by this register. The main index cards are in three sets, arranged according to the location (address of the internee), name and nationality of the internee. Not all files listed in the indexes or registers have been transferred to the National Archives.

Series: C124
Quantity: 0.36 metres
Nationality index cards to World War Two security investigation dossiers, 1942–45
Sydney
Recorded by: Commonwealth Security Service, NSW (CA 946)

This series consists of nominal index cards to World War II security investigation dossiers. The cards are arranged alphabetically by nationality, and then alphabetically by name within each nationality. Each card records a name and dossier number. Individual items in this series are not listed on RecordSearch.

Series: C126
Quantity: 1.08 metres
Locational index cards to World War Two Security Investigation dossiers, 1942–45
Sydney
Recorded by: Commonwealth Security Service, NSW (CA 946)

This series contains location index cards that are arranged alphabetically within geographical sets (eg, 'City of Sydney – Agar Street to Yurong Street', 'Inner City Suburbs – Bancroft Square' and 'Kings Cross to Yurong Street'). Individual items in this series are not listed on RecordSearch.

Series: C127
Quantity: 1.62 metres
Nominal index cards (by citizenship) to World War Two Security Investigation dossiers, 1942–45
Sydney
Recorded by: Commonwealth Security Service, NSW (CA 946)

This series consists of nominal index cards to World War Two security investigation dossiers. These cards are arranged in three sequences – Australian subjects, British subjects and naturalised British subjects. The cards are arranged alphabetically within each sequence. Individual items in this series are not listed on RecordSearch.

Series: C125
Quantity: 0.81 metres
Nationality index cards to persons submitting forms of Application for Registration and Change of Abode, 1942–45
Sydney
Recorded by: Commonwealth Security Service, Newcastle, NSW (CA 3563)

This series consists of nominal index cards, arranged by nationality, and then alphabetically by name, for aliens submitting registration forms for residency or change of address in the Newcastle area of NSW. Cards for Chinese nationals living in the Newcastle area are included. The cards record details such as name, address, date of birth and occupation. Individual items in this series are not listed on RecordSearch.

Series: C457
Quantity: 0.18 metres
Nominal index cards to foreign seamen, 1942–45
Sydney
Recorded by: Commonwealth Security Service, Newcastle, NSW (CA 3563)

This series contains index cards to foreign seamen arriving in Newcastle. The precise reason for the creation of this series is unknown, but it may have been part of the system of security checks undertaken on foreign merchant seamen. Some Chinese seamen are included. Individual items in this series are not listed on RecordSearch.

Series: C456
Quantity: 0.18 metres

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