We hold records on naturalisation 1835-1905. These are appl​​ications by non - British subjects for certificates of denization and naturalisation. The applications are in the files of the Colonial Secretary's Office and later Chief Secretary's Departments.  The oaths of allegiance and copies of certificates are Supreme Court records.

What is on​​line?

Search and view many records including naturalisations from 1835-1905

What else is th​​ere?

Not all records that appear in the online index have been scanned to our website.


The first Act enabling the Lieutenant Governor to grant letters of denization was passed in 1835. This legislation was repealed in 1861 by the Aliens Act.


What ca​​​n I find from other organisations?

National Archives of Australia (C​​ommonwealth records)