Media releases for 2012

There are 51 media releases below.


December

Time capsule of Aussie life from the 2011 Census

Monday, 17 December 2012

With more Australians now choosing to have their Census responses saved for future generations, the National Archives has taken custody of the 2011 Census da...

Money for immigration, health and Anglo-Chinese travels

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The National Archives of Australia has announced the winners of its annual research grants, this year worth a total of $40,000. Each year the National Archiv...


November

Archival Memorandum of Understanding signed

Friday, 30 November 2012

The National Archives of Australia and LINC Tasmania have confirmed their commitment to an integrated service for the public, with the recent signing of a Me...

Alone across the world

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

From the 1860s to the 1970s, more than 100,000 British children – some as young as three – travelled alone across the world to face new lives. While some succeeded in creating bright new futures, o...

Royal Commission records – disposal freeze

Friday, 23 November 2012

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister last week to establish a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the National A...


Australian-Chinese relations – 40 years on

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Forty years after Australia and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations, the National Archives and the Chinese Ambassador, His Excell...

Out of the vault – a thousand names and thumb prints

Monday, 19 November 2012

The fragile Larrakia petition, signed with a thousand names and thumbprints, will come out of the vault on Tuesday for a special viewing by the National Arch...

Sharing Canberra's early years

Monday, 12 November 2012

Canberra in the 1920s was a stark place. Paddocks separated government offices from the town centre and prohibition meant a trip to Queanbeyan if you wanted ...


Families share soldiers' stories online

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Personal stories of World War I, preserved in the hearts and minds of soldiers’ families, are being shared across the nation...

International prize helps preserve Australia's history

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A prestigious UNESCO award, with a prize of US$30,000 donated by the City of Cheongju in the Republic of Korea, is enabling the National Archives of Australi...


October

National Archives tackles future challenges

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The National Archives has been busy over the past year, with a number of significant achievements as well as taking important steps to tackle key challenges ...

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Friday, 26 October 2012

To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October, the National Archives is reminding Australians of the rich audiovisual collection it hol...

Countdown to the digital world

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Within three years, all Australian Government agencies will be expected to save, store and manage new information electronically under a new target set by th...


Petro Georgiou and Minister Simon Crean to launch Malcolm Fraser archive guide

Friday, 12 October 2012

A new guide to the archives of Australia's twenty-second Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, will be launched...

National Archives releases 5-year Corporate Plan

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The National Archives of Australia has released its priorities for the next five years in its 2012–2017 Corporate Plan.

Longer hours for Adelaide researchers

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The National Archives of Australia has extended its reading room hours in Adelaide to offer researchers an extra day of access to original records.



September

The beauty and fragility of our natural world

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The National Archives in Canberra is again hosting the top entries in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™, the only venue outside Adelaide to do so.

Digital world threatens 'reliable evidence'

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Basic concepts such as 'original, reliable, irrefutable evidence' are being turned on their head by the digital society, according to David Fricker, Director...

'The greatest contribution to the archives profession …'

Monday, 3 September 2012

A plan to help Australia’s government agencies and other businesses keep digital information for the future has been acknowledged in the prestigious Mander J...



August

Top award for Northern Territory research guide

Friday, 24 August 2012

A new research guide to Northern Territory records held by the National Archives of Australia has been selected as a joint winner in the prestigious Mander J...

Archival passenger records to go online

Friday, 24 August 2012

Family historians and other researchers will have greater access to archival records following a new partnership being negotiated between the National Archiv...

Media conference: Archives in a world of social media

Monday, 20 August 2012

Media are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony of the ICA Congress (8.30–9.20am) and the keynote presentation tackling the theme of Sustainability for Arch...


Media conference: Archives in a world of social media

Monday, 20 August 2012

Media are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony of the ICA Congress (8.30–9.20am) and the keynote presentation tackling the theme of Sustainability for Arch...

Hear world's top archivists in Brisbane

Monday, 20 August 2012

What does a former head of MI5, an eminent Spanish jurist and human rights lawyer and the Head Archivist of the United States have in common?

Media conference: Truth, justice and reparation

Friday, 17 August 2012

Media are invited to attend the ICA Congress keynote presentation tackling the theme of Truth for Archives by: Baltasar Garzón Real, Former Judge Magistrate ...


Media conference: Secrecy and accountability: archives in a WikiLeaks world

Friday, 17 August 2012

Media are invited to attend the ICA Congress keynote presentation tackling the theme of Identity for Archives by: Dame Stella Rimington, ...

Were you snapped as a migrant?

Monday, 13 August 2012

Post-war migrants who were snapped by government photographers when they arrived in Australia (or before they left their homeland) feature in a new website c...

Archives celebrates shared services in Adelaide on feast day of St Lawrence, patron saint of archivists

Friday, 10 August 2012

Adelaide's family historians and other researchers have embraced the idea of a one-stop-shop where they can...


National Archives fire simulation

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

With a continued commitment to protecting the heritage items in its custody, the National Archives of Australia has arranged a fire simulation with the ACT E...


July

New Kings Avenue access to National Archives

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The National Archives of Australia has welcomed the construction of a new driveway off Kings Avenue, which allows easier access to its heritage building in t...

Online tributes to war dead

Monday, 16 July 2012

Relatives of the men killed on the >i>Montevideo Maru in 1942 are adding heartfelt tributes to a new website honouring their memory.

Mining and dustbowls – their impact on Australia

Friday, 6 July 2012

Joint scholarships from the National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association (AHA) have been awarded to two postgraduate students who...



June

A Constitution for all Australians: where to next for Indigenous recognition?

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The National Archives of Australia has joined forces with ABC Radio National to promote discussion of how to best recognise Indigenous Au...

Footprints: The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Footprints: The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper is a remarkable story about the strength of family in the face of adversity. It traces the history of...

National Archives website commemorates those who perished in Australia's worst maritime disaster

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The National Archives of Australia will launch a new website on 1 July commemorating Australia’s worst mari...


Archival photographs enrich Memory of the World

Friday, 8 June 2012

A collection of glass-plate photographs portraying Australia's first contacts with Papuan culture has been listed on the UNESCO Asia/Pacific Memory of the Wo...

GovHack 2012 winners bring Archives data to life

Monday, 4 June 2012

National Archives data has inspired some excellent and creative digital projects as part of the recent GovHack 2012 conference held at the University of Canb...


May

Latest Griffin discovery completes the picture

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

he final original document from the Griffins’ entry into the 1911 Federal Capital Design Competition has been handed over to the National Archives of Austral...


April

Find your Anzac

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Australians across the nation can track down their Anzac links through a website hosted by the National Archives of Australia.


March

'Byte' into your family tree

Monday, 26 March 2012

The National Archives is encouraging Adelaide people to 'byte' into their family tree at the South Australian Archives Centre on Tuesday 27 March.

'Byte' into your family history

Monday, 26 March 2012

The National Archives is encouraging people in the Canberra region to visit and 'byte' into their family history at the Archives on Saturday 31 March.

'Byte' into your family tree – Darwin

Monday, 26 March 2012

The National Archives is encouraging Darwin people to 'byte' into their family tree at its Millner office on Saturday 31 March.


'Byte' into your family tree – Perth

Monday, 26 March 2012

The National Archives is encouraging Perth people to 'byte' into their family tree at its office at East Victoria Park on Saturday 31 March.

'Byte' into your family tree – Sydney

Monday, 26 March 2012

The National Archives is encouraging Sydney people to 'byte' into their family tree at its Chester Hill office on Saturday 31 March.

New exhibition explores our deep connection with Antarctica

Friday, 23 March 2012

Arts Minister Simon Crean has opened a new exhibition at the National Archives of Australia celebrating the centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expeditio...


Changing to a digital environment

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A plan to move government agencies from paper records to digital information and records management was presented today in Canberra by the Director General o...

$40,000 research grants from National Archives

Friday, 9 March 2012

The National Archives of Australia is again calling for applications for its major research grants, worth a total of $40,000. Applications close on 4 May 2012.

'Byte' into your family tree

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The National Archives is encouraging Melbourne people to 'byte' into their family tree at the Victorian Archives Centre on Saturday 31 March.


Special viewing of Australia's founding documents

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The National Archives will display some of Australia's most valuable records this weekend in its Federation Gallery which is open for viewing on special occa...

Antarctic inspirations for Enlighten Festival

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The people, sights and sounds of Antarctica are coming to life at the National Archives this weekend, with a new exhibition and special events for the Enligh...


January

National Archives exhibitions receive Visions of Australia funding

Friday, 20 January 2012

The National Archives has welcomed the news that the Government’s Visions of Australia program has granted funding for two new exhibitions.


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