Media releases for 2015

There are 29 media releases below.


Griffin and Weston – two men, two views on the greening of Canberra

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Two men who have individually left their mark on Canberra – Walter Burley Griffin and Charles Weston – just couldn’t see eye to eye when...


Awards for government digital excellence

Friday, 30 October 2015

The National Archives of Australia is again inviting Commonwealth agencies to nominate their trendsetting projects for this year’s Digital Excellence awards.

New digital requirements for the public sector

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The National Archives is providing government agencies with a glimpse into the future with a policy that unveils government expectations on digital informati...

Australia's boy conscripts

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

A myth persists that, when war broke out in 1914, the Australian volunteers who enlisted had no defence training to draw on. In truth, Australia had been conscripting youngsters and training them ...


Family and Community Day at the National Archives

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The National Archives will celebrate Canberra’s Family and Community Day on Monday 28 September with a full day of activities to help locals and visitors lea...

Safekeeping Australia's history

Monday, 14 September 2015

The future of Australia's 40 million Commonwealth records has been assured, with the construction of a new purpose-built preservation and storage facility co...


From ASIO surveillance to rock 'n' roll

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

From ASIO surveillance films to early rock 'n' roll clips and historical ABC and SBS footage, the people of Australia now have easier access to the nation's ...

Funds for Italian aliens and the Sino-Indian war research

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association (AHA) have awarded two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival researc...

Unlocking the value of business information

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A tool to help Australia's government agencies and private businesses preserve digital information for the future has been acclaimed in the prestigious Mande...

Aussie invention used to create television

Thursday, 13 August 2015

In 1934 Brisbane was the first city in Australia to have regular television broadcasts – although only for one hour a day to 18 receivers. It wasn’t until...


Discovering family origins

Friday, 31 July 2015

National Family History Month, launched at the National Archives in Adelaide on Friday (31 July), provides a wealth of advice for Australians keen to discover their origins.

Eye-witness moments from Gallipoli

Friday, 31 July 2015

And the following day my mate Young Duke was killed stone dead. He was sniping at the time and Len was observing for him and I was sitting down having...

New book to help Stolen Generations reconnect

Monday, 27 July 2015

A new book to help Aboriginal Stolen Generations from the Northern Territory discover and reconnect with their families and communities was launched today (2...

25 million scattered pages reveal the Dutch East India Company

Monday, 6 July 2015

Next year will mark the 400th anniversary of exploration of the west coast of Australia by Dirk Hartog and the Dutch. As part of an ongoi...


Aussie Anzacs feature on Imperial War Museums website

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

An international collaboration between the National Archives of Australia and the UK's Imperial War Museums (IWM) has ensured that  Australian Anzacs are n...

National Archives exposes the ongoing impact of war

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

For many Anzacs, the horrors of war didn’t end when they returned home. Ongoing health problems – both physical and mental – often meant unemployment, disabi...

War brides: where there is war there is love

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

During World War I, more than 13,000 Australian soldiers married while overseas on service.


Public servants need new skills

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Every public servant needs the skills to create and manage digital government information, not only a small group of specialists, says the National Archives ...

Daily beer breaks for SA workers

Monday, 4 May 2015

Adelaide's early brewers, wine makers and black marketeers will be lurking in the shadows of the Franklin Hotel on Saturday when many of their secrets come o...

Digital awards recognise public service trend-setters

Monday, 4 May 2015

Public service trend-setters have been recognised for world-class digital achievements in the National Archives’ inaugural Digital Excellence Awards, announc...


Aboriginal diggers forced to pretend

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Aboriginal men, banned from serving in World War I, sometimes falsely identified themselves as nationalities such as part-Maori, Indian or black American so ...


Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past

Monday, 30 March 2015

A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices, at the National Archives of Australia, brings to light the previously hidden ...

Antarctic exhibition finishes traverse of Australia

Monday, 23 March 2015

An exhibition featuring a rare collection of Australian Antarctic artefacts has been viewed by more than 370,000 people during its national tour, which finis...

Immigration Place Australia announcement

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The National Archives of Australia has welcomed the announcement of the winning design concept for Immigration Place Australia.

Migrant memories fading fast

Monday, 2 March 2015

There are only days left to catch the latest exhibition at the National Archives of Australia A Ticket to Paradise?


A contemporary new home for the nation's archival treasures

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The future of Australia's 40 million Commonwealth records has been assured, with a contract for a new purpose-built preservation and storage facility announc...


Former PMs battled over original Constitution

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A document that British and Australian prime ministers crossed swords over in the 1980s is on public display at the National Archives of Australia this weekend.

Migrant memories stirred at National Archives

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The latest exhibition at the National Archives A Ticket to Paradise? has rekindled memories for former migrants and their families, say the gallery ...

Boost for little-known aspects of Australian history

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association (AHA) are continuing to encourage postgraduate archival research into little-kno...

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