This index is compiled along similar lines to CSO10 and CSO13, and the same remarks as to arrangement and information given which appears under those series apply here. The alphabeting is by the first two letters.
An analysis of the principal general headings gives an idea of the subject area covered by CSO16: Bushrangers; Ceylon; Colonial Agent; Convict Ships; Convicts; Emigration; Estimates; Fuel (Government Offices); Government Printer; India; Lands; New South Wales; New Zealand; Newspapers; Norfolk Island; Offices (furniture, rent, etc.); Pardons; Port Phillip; Returns; Sheriff; South Australia; Stationery; Sydney: Western Australia.
The volume number in which a file is to be found not being entered, the register (CSO17) must be used to locate it.