The colonial Government of New South Wales required the services of thousands of contractors to deliver mail services to the community throughout the State.
Mail Delivery Contractors Database covers over 12,000 contracts awarded by the
New South Wales Government to persons to provide specific mail services over the
period 1835 to 1901.
It covers a wide range of mail districts and contains the following details:
|o Name of contractor
o Place of residence
o Postal Line
o Time period of contract.
Isaac Nichols, (1770 - 1819) was the first postmaster of the colony. (Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography Online)
For a fee of AU$25 for each search, History Services will search the Mail Delivery Contractors Database for a nominated person.
You will receive a Result of Search by email in the following format which summarises all the information held for all persons with that name.
Sample of Result of Search
|For the Result of Search for S. Barton,
click here (PDF)
For the range of Mail Districts, click here
Should a search be unsuccessful, you will be advised by email.
By ordering a search of the Mail Delivery Contractors Database you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions.
History Services NSW will consider undertaking further searches of its databases to accommodate any special research requests. Please email your request.
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