Media releases for 2018

There are 17 media releases below.


National Archives to open new research centre in Perth's cultural precinct

Friday, 21 December 2018

The National Archives of Australia is moving to the heart of Perth’s cultural precinct.


Preservation Digitisation Standards further secure national archival collection

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Australia's national archive has marked World Digital Preservation Day 2018 by announcing new standards for digitising its priceless coll...

National Archives issues mandatory instructions for Ministers' records

Monday, 26 November 2018

The National Archives has issued instructions for the management of Ministers’ records, General Records Authority 38 for Ministers of...

National Archives online exhibition provides a different take on aftermath of World War I

Friday, 9 November 2018

One hundred years ago, World War I ended. Guns were silenced and on the homefront there were tears of relief. It was over. Imagine you we...


Priceless AV records to fade from national memory within seven years

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Imagine losing forever all video footage of your children growing up. As a nation, Australia faces an equally unthinkable prospect. A sub...

National Archives issues General Records Authority 41 in response to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The National Archives of Australia has responded to recommendations in the Final Report...


Video portraits tell stories of Dutch migration to Australia

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Five moving video portraits of Dutch immigrants, illuminated with archival records of their migration journey, are now available on the N...

National Archives facility named in honour of former Attorney-General Peter Durack QC

Friday, 21 September 2018

Australia's state-of-the-art facility for the preservation of Commonwealth records has been named...

National Archives exhibition tours to Western Front

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A bold and innovative exhibition curated by the National Archives of Australia, Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect, has opened at the Sir John...


Prestigious art prize on show in Canberra

Thursday, 23 August 2018

An exhibition of works of art from the esteemed Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – hosted by the National Archives of Australia – opens today at Old Parl...


Northern Territory historian is commemorated by the National Archives

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Today the National Archives of Australia announced the inauguration of an annual Dr Mickey Dewar Oration, in memory of the late Dr Dewar'...

Today we are refugees in the country of our ancestors

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The National Archives of Australia presented a copy of the Larrakia petition to the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation on Wednesday 13 June. Advisory ...


SPY exhibition tells the story of Australian espionage

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. SPY: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of sec...

National Archives scholarships help researchers unlock Australia's history

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The National Archives of Australia has awarded two research scholarships in conjunction with the Australian Historical Association.

World-first virtual assistant wins coveted digital excellence award

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

‘Alex’, the world’s first virtual assistant for intellectual property enquiries, was just one of the impressive winning entries in the Na...


National Archives World War I repatriation records reveal the legacy of war

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Stories of Australia's returned World War I (WWI) service personnel have been brought to life in new videos produced by the National Arch...


National Archives media statement following Federal Court judgement

Friday, 16 March 2018

The Federal Court has heard arguments regarding the public release of the so-called ‘Palace letters’, and whether they should be regarded...