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NSW BDM Records: What You Need to Know Before You Search

If you are researching your family history or looking for official records, the NSW Birth, Death and Marriage (BDM) registry is a great place to start. With over 100 years of historical data, these records can provide valuable information about your ancestors and their lives. However, before diving into the search process, there are a few things you should know about NSW BDM records.

What are NSW BDM Records?

NSW BDM records refer to official documents that record births, deaths and marriages that have occurred in New South Wales. These records date back to 1856 when the state began registering vital events. Today, the registry continues to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of these events.

How to Access NSW BDM Records?

To access NSW BDM records, you can visit the registry in person or access them online through their website. The online search function allows you to search for birth, death and marriage records by name, date range or registration number. However, keep in mind that while some historical records may be available online for free, other more recent ones may require a fee.

What Information Can You Find in NSW BDM Records?

NSW BDM records contain a wealth of information about individuals including their full name, birthdate/place of birth (for births), parents’ names/ages/occupations (for births), spouse’s name(s)/age(s)/occupation(s) (for marriages), cause of death/date of death/place of death (for deaths) and more. This information can be invaluable for those researching their family history or filling out official paperwork.

How Accurate are NSW BDM Records?

NSW BDM records are generally considered very accurate as they are maintained by the government and undergo regular checks and updates. However, there may be some errors or discrepancies in the records, particularly for older records that were manually recorded. It’s always a good idea to cross-check information with other sources to ensure accuracy.

In conclusion, NSW BDM records are an important resource for anyone interested in researching their family history or obtaining official documentation. By understanding what these records are, how to access them, what information they contain and their level of accuracy, you can make the most of your search and uncover valuable insights about your ancestors.

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NSW launches new $10 million tourism campaign encouraging post-pandemic travel

A $10 million tourism campaign has been launched by the NSW government ahead of international travel restrictions easing next month.

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  • From November 1, international arrivals who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to enter hotel quarantine
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The new campaign comes after almost two years of economic shocks to the tourism industry, which is the state's second largest service export.

The 'Feel New' campaign is the largest tourism marketing venture the state has entered in the last decade and will be seen on TV, print, outdoor billboards and social media.

Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said it would be used for many years to come internationally and domestically.

"This is not just a call to action campaign ... this will continue to evolve," Mr Ayres said.

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Mr Ayres said the campaign differed to others that were more about just "getting bums in seats".

"What we haven't seen in the last 10 years is a 'brand campaign', which looks at what happens when you come to NSW," Mr Ayres said.

"We know the world is a little bit different but we want to feel new, we want to feel refreshed ... energised and that's exactly what this campaign does."

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The advertisements put less attention on the iconic Sydney landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and showcase more natural experiences, including learning about native tucker with an Indigenous guide.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the campaign, which was started before the pandemic hit, has been finished at the "perfect time".

Just last week, the Premier announced fully vaccinated people from overseas would be able to travel into NSW without entering mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine.

Initially, only Australian citizens, residents and their families will be eligible for quarantine-free travel through Sydney.

"The news that we removed hotel quarantine wasn't just news that had other states around the country relax their restrictions, but that news went global," Mr Perrottet said.

"The reality is when people think of Australia, they think of New South Wales, they think of Sydney."

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On November 1, people from Greater Sydney would also be able to travel into the regions for holidays and Victorian residents who are vaccinated will be welcomed back.

Last week, the Queensland government also announced their exit roadmap, which would see borders open to fully vaccinated people from NSW on December 17.

"We know the borders aren't open right now but we know people are making decisions, they want to travel and they are starting to research where they are travelling ... we want them to think about New South Wales," Mr Ayres said.

The campaign is part of a recently announced $500 million tourism package that also includes $50 "Stay and Rediscover" accommodation vouchers.

Part of the campaign budget was used to buy the rights to use Nina Simone's 1965 song 'Feeling Good', which was re-recorded by local singer Azure Ryder and producer Breathe.

The Bangarra Dance Theatre were also commissioned to perform in the TV spot, which showcases the Blue Mountains, the Snowy Mountains, the outback, Darling Harbour, Mahon Ocean Pool, Mungo National Park and Sydney's northern beaches.

There will be another advertisement that focuses specifically on Sydney, particularly the hospitality industry.

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The state's infection rate continues to remain stable, with 296 locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded from 66,740 tests yesterday.

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Three men were not vaccinated and one man had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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New South Wales' new logo and slogan slips by unnoticed – almost

Even after premier Mike Baird’s sniping at Victoria’s new state logo, it took a week for the world to wake up to NSW’s mildly startling new effort

When Victoria unveiled its new state logo and tagline to much fanfare in August, the New South Wales premier, Mike Baird, was quick to get a jibe in.

*offer excludes harbour, infrastructure and sunshine pic.twitter.com/kj8S5qrP9D — Mike Baird (@mikebairdMP) August 12, 2015

But at least people noticed Victoria had a new logo.

Perhaps wary of similar negative publicity, New South Wales seems to have changed its corporate branding with no fanfare at all.

In fact, the new logo and slogan appear to have been in place for at least a week. That’s at least a week in which Baird has managed to avoid a witty retort from Victoria’s premier, Daniel Andrews.

The earliest reported sighting of the logo was at a press conference in Martin Place on 2 September, but ABC Sydney’s photo of it was met with a straight-faced response on Twitter: just one retweet.

Confirmed. This is the new logo and phrase for #NSW getting its first outing. What do you think of it? pic.twitter.com/uNSoFFhPuG — 702 ABC Sydney (@702sydney) September 2, 2015

When it resurfaced on the social network a week later, the response was somewhat larger, but also rather less kind.

The 30 day period where NSW had a better logo than Victoria has officially ended. — Phil Lees (@phil_lees) September 10, 2015

“The definition of designed by committee,” tweeted The Feed host Marc Fennell.

Though the state government website and branding guidelines were on Thursday still showing the old waratah logo, a spokesman told Guardian Australia that there had been no attempt to conceal the “freshening up of the state brand”.

“Victoria had a huge campaign and a huge launch, costing a huge amount of money. We’re just quietly filtering it through into the different bunting and branding and so on.

“We haven’t made a big deal out of it, but we’re certainly not trying to conceal or hide it.” He agreed that it was something of a “soft launch”.

When asked what “it” was that New South Wales was making happen, the spokesman said it was “just a buzz around the state in terms of economic growth and infrastructure”: “The premier has used the phrase several times this week in media conferences and it feels like we are making it happen.”

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NSW and Sydney tourism marketing: 1982 'Australia's leading lady' ad is a step back in time

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She's lazy, crazy, sometimes a little childish ... is how the 1982 ad describes Sydney.

She's lazy, crazy, sometimes a little childish ... is how the 1982 ad describes Sydney.

"She's lazy, crazy, sometimes a little childish..."

It wasn't "Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars," but it wasn't far off.

When a NSW tourism TV ad dropped in 1982, it featured hot sheilas in bikinis, cliched shots of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and even a bloke in a cork hat. Too right, mate – it was as dinky-di as its late '70s jingoistic predecessor (that one advertising Holden).

Fast forward 39 years, and modern-day Destination New South Wales has just launched an ad of its own, the centrepiece of a campaign worth $10 million designed to generate post-lockdown visitations. And it, believe it or not, follows the same formula as the aforementioned twosome.

"One of the truisms of visual tourism communications is you have to see assets," says 3AW breakfast co-host, advertising guru and cultural commentator, Russel Howcroft. "And the way you do that is with a slideshow."

Line the tourism ads up next to each other – as popular Twitter account Australian Kitsch did in the wake of Destination NSW's campaign launch – and Howcroft's theory is verified. Each features slide after slide showing "assets". And then there's another must-have in a tourism ad, an evocative soundtrack. And of course, you need a slogan, though 1982's anthropomorphising of Sydney as "Australia's leading lady" has given way to a far more elegant "Feel new."

And fortunately for the incumbents of all things tourism in NSW, most of the similarities end there.

Featuring beaches, babes, beers, betting and a little bit of burlesque, the 1982, Wran government ad was decidedly white middle class, with "an unbelievably wealthy eastern suburb" focus, as Howcroft observes.

But as gauche and sexist as the "leading lady" advertisement appears today, Howcroft says it remains "powerful".

"It is kitsch but that doesn't make it any less powerful for the time," says Howcroft. "Today, it offers great insight into what our country was like."

The 60-second spot was devised by Australia's legendary advertising creatives, Alan Morris and Allan Johnston, AKA Mojo; Howcroft hosted a 2019 documentary on their work, hailing them as "two of the most important voices in Australian cultural history".

Mojo enshrined "Put another shrimp on the barbie" as a still go-to line for Americans of a certain age when they think of Australia thanks to a 1984 US ad for the Australian Tourism Commission featuring Paul Hogan. In Australia, it is the Mojo jingles that endure, particularly C'mon Aussie, C'mon , debuting in 1978 to promote World Series Cricket.

Says Macquarie University Associate Professor of Marketing, Jana Bowden, "A Mojo piece was about making sure every Aussie not only felt emotionally connected to the ad but that they could also see themselves reflected in it. There was a lot of good times imagery with a healthy dose of Aussie larrikinism thrown in. The tag lines were simple, literal and straight as a die. It worked."

But she adds, "Times have changed and tastes have shifted. Tourists are looking for a more sophisticated and cultured take."

To that end, the "feel new" ad is light on icons and laden with evocativeness – and its scope is not only geographically diverse but also racially and culturally. Bowden considers it a success.

"The ad taps into our core values, importantly our psychological and emotional needs for joy, freedom, happiness and enrichment and then amplifies them showing us what and who we can be by giving us a visual and narrative bridge to get there."

But as for jingles, you can replace Mojo's lyrics such as "A brassy town, sometimes classy town, She's a good time, She'll never let you down" with a contemporary take on Nina Simone's classic, Feeling Good as the new commercial has. But still, similarities remain.

"It tugs on the emotional heartstrings," Bowden says. "That's another point of commonality with past campaigns."

See also: NSW, the only state without a chip on its shoulder

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YES, "Bloody hell" was bad. But these tourist slogans are worse, much worse. Sometimes sex is a flop. A tourist flop, we mean.

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SUFFOLK, UK: the latest place in the world to suffer the embarrassment of a bad tourist slogan.

The southern English county has been considering the tagline The Curious County and #proudtobecurious .

It was supposed to show there was more to the county than fish and chips by the seaside. But really it’s led to a rash of jokes about sexual curiosity.

Still, although it is incredibly tempting to take a dig at the Poms, it’s not like Australia is immune to badly thought-out tourist slogans. The most famous would be Bloody hell but there have been others much worse. At least we know we're not alone.

Take these classic examples. See yourself in Canberra. Because there’s not much else to see there?

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In Queanbeyan, a sign to welcome visitors once read: Country living, city benefits . Locals say it quickly became: Country living, unemployment benefits .

On the north coast of NSW the town of Woolgoolga once had the catch phrase - Woolgoolga: A hard name to say, but a great place to stay . Catchy yes, until some bright spark decided to officially change it to Woolgoolga: A hard name to say, but a great place to live . Not so catchy.

Australia is not alone in the use of terrible tourist catch phrases. World-wide, people struggle to find the words to bring tourists to their towns.

Sex might sell cars and even chocolate. But it does not really sell a city. Take these examples.

Kansas: As big as you think

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Israel: Size doesn’t matter! Oh yes, watch this one. It's a classic.

Chile: All Ways Surprising

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Wales: The Big Country . Except that it’s a small country. Overcompensating for something?

Sometimes the sexual innuendo is hard to avoid. Like when you live in Virginia. The US state recently changed their slogan from Virginia: Wild and wonderful to Virginia: Open for business . Nope, neither of them are working.

A slogan also needs to make sense. Austria recently came under fire for their campaign called Austria: You’ve arrived . No I haven’t, I’m just looking for somewhere to go on holiday.

Similarly Indonesia seems to fail to understand the logistics of air travel. My Indonesia: Just a Smile Away . If only a smile was all it took to travel overseas.

Last year Panama debuted the slogan It Will Never Leave You . Travel blog Jaunted asked people what that slogan made them think of. The most popular answer: "Unlike How Mommy Left Daddy".

And sometimes it’s all about timing. When SARS broke out Hong Kong had just released a tourism campaign that said Hong Kong: It will take your breath away . #awkward

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GOD Lives Here. That is the new marketing slogan for Greater Port Macquarie.

The tourism campaign's creative director Paul McCarthy said it was an aggressive campaign that would stand out from the competition.

"We have set out to create a campaign that will be attention-grabbing and generate comment," he said.

And in the 48 hours since the campaign was launched it has certainly done that.

The local churches love the new approach.

Ministers Fraternal president Kerry Medway said it was fantastic that God's good work was being recognised.

He said God created a wonderful environment and wonderful people in Port Macqua- rie and he believes God does live here.

"Yes he does," Pastor Medway said.

"We've known that for quite some time.

"We've been praying together and there is a lot of unity between churches, so it is wonderful that people who want to promote the area have picked up on it."

The campaign is intended as a tongue-in-cheek strategy to promote the region as a "piece of heaven" and describe the natural beauty of the area.

It will be advertised in Sydney, Newcastle and regional NSW to begin with.

The campaign launch is timely given new figures from the Bureau of Tourism Research showing a decline in visitor numbers on the North Coast, which encompasses Coffs Harbour, Great Lakes and Greater Port Macquarie.

The Greater Port Macquarie Marketing Plan records a steady decrease in visitor numbers to the Hastings between 1998 and 2001.

But the good news is that in 2002, overnight visitor numbers were up 28 per cent on the previous year's statistics, to just above the 1998 figure.

There were 744,000 overnight visitors recorded in the Hastings in 1998. Last year there were 747,000. The new marketing plan looks at tourism competition, tourism employment and the role of the tourist operator.

Identified drawcards for Port Macquarie included heritage and cultural tourism assets, a developing wine industry, diversity of the region, repeat visitation and destination awareness, new tourist accommodation, strong economic growth, climate, vibrant business district and patrolled beaches.

The weaknesses included loss of traditional family attractions, fragmented and apathetic tourism industry, limited conference venue capacity, no collection of statistical or benchmarking data, a lack of promotional and display material, minimal tourism infrastructure and development, ineffective highway promotion and limited marketing budget.

A new tourism brochure, titled The Good Book, will be launched at the end of October.

The cost of the campaign is not publicly available.


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Australia searches for new tourism slogan

Australia's search for a new identity to match New Zealand's successful "100% Pure" and South Africa's "Rainbow Nation" brands will see the Government put up $20 million to find it.The Trade Minister, Simon Crean, will today challenge the nation's marketing agencies to come up with a catch-all slogan, image or logo that best exemplifies Australia and promote it overseas.The brand will be launched domestically in February and internationally in May, at the Shanghai World Expo.''We are much more than a nation of great people and great places,'' Mr Crean will say at today's launch.''We have won 10 Nobel Prizes and we are a nation bursting with creativity and ingenuity. The Australian way is to underplay our achievements but this kind of modesty only surrenders the edge to our competitors.''The successful brand must have an ''unashamedly commercial focus'' to promote Australia as a tourist destination, and as a great place to live, do business, and invest.The exercise, an initiative of Austrade, trumps an idea put forward by a group of prominent businessmen - led by the former Qantas chief Geoff Dixon - for a ''Brand Australia Council'' to manage big industries such as tourism, education, resources and services.Mr Crean supported that idea last September at a tourism conference in Canberra.Representatives of the Brand Australia Council initiative are due to see Kevin Rudd within the next month to get the Prime Minister's support for the idea.At the same time the federal tourism body Tourism Australia is close to signing off on a new blockbuster advertising campaign to follow in the footsteps of the marketing campaign that hinged on Baz Luhrmann's epic movie Australia. Tourism Australia is believed to have been consulted by Mr Crean's office.Mr Crean will use today's launch to push back against protectionism, saying the brand project ''is another sign that we are not turning inwards and going down a path of a mandatory Buy Australia campaign''.With the world emerging from the financial crisis, Mr Crean will declare the ''protectionist push has been contained''.


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    A $10 million tourism campaign has been launched by the NSW government ahead of international travel restrictions easing next month.

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    SUFFOLK, UK: the latest place in the world to suffer the embarrassment of a bad tourist slogan ... On the north coast of NSW the town of

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  14. Australia searches for new tourism slogan

    The Trade Minister, Simon Crean, will today challenge the nation's marketing agencies to come up with a catch-all slogan, image or logo that best exemplifies