Alphabetical by name and/or subject. Amelia Wayn's idiosyncrasies in the use of card headings, sub-headings and card numbering have been retained. All cards on a particular subject or person should be looked at rather than relying on the cards being totally chronological or alphabetically ordered.
The cards contain certain abbreviations for series of records indexed and for newspapers - ID is a reference to a series of inward despatches to the Governor (GO1 and sometimes related despatch series GO2 or 3); OD is a reference to the series of outward despatches to the Governor (GO33); E, Panel E or C/Arthur is a reference to the correspondence of the Colonial Secretary (CSO1). Newspaper references are from the Hobart Town Gazette; Hobart Town Advertisre; HobartTown Courier; Launceston Advertiser; Colonial Times; Cornwall Chronicle; Colonial Advocate; Mercury; Tasmanian Times and Guardian - usually referenced in abbreviated form. The printed published H.R.A. (Historical Records of Australia - Series 1 (NSW) and Series 111 (Tasmania) are also quoted references. As she did genalogical research for private enquirers copies of her answers are often found in the old AOT correspondence files and personal infomation verbally given to her by these enquirers is sometimes entered on her cards.