The National Archives of Australia is responsible for accepting, preserving and making Commonwealth records of archival value accessible for current and future generations. The records document what is done and why by Australian Government agencies and Commonwealth persons. They provide evidence of communications, decisions and actions. Increasingly, we accept records in digital form. The approach that the National Archives takes when deciding whether Australian Government records should be kept, destroyed or transferred is outlined by the document, Why Records Are Kept.
D1051, Original drawings, plans and prints of National Estate properties, 1847–1997. This series consists of drawings, plans, sketches, elevations and details of various National Estate properties in South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
A1200, Australian News and Information Bureau, photographic images, 1945–71. The subjects covered by this series are diverse and include the Australian Government's post-war initiatives and developments in industry, mining, manufacturing, farming, forestry, agriculture, fisheries and food production.
B6154, ABC Melbourne film and sound recordings of television programs, segments and inserts, mid-1950s to mid-1970s. This series includes original film footage of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, episodes of the ABC TV drama Bellbird plus major sporting events.