Memento Index

The Memento Index is a guide to earlier articles and photographs from 1996 to 2008. From servicemen and women to sniffer dogs, from politicians to spies, from immigrants to country singers, and from sunshine to high fashion, Memento has covered a wide range of topics.

Back issues of Memento are provided in pdf format. 

Memento 39

Issue 39 2010 (pdf, 6mb)

  • Constitution Day 2010 – leading Australians have their say
  • A search for a ghost in the records of Australia's security agencies
  • Eyewitness accounts of the sinking of Australian Hospital Ship Centaur
  • Australian patrol officers in Papua New Guinea
Memento 38

Issue 38 2010 (pdf, 4.3mb)

  • Australia'a forgotten Prime Minister
  • British decision shocks Australia
  • Ladies and bagpipes: the 'world's greatest novelty'
  • Unsung healers: Anzacs and their family carers
Memento 37

Issue 37 2009 (pdf, 3.2mb) 

  • Document Z: creating fiction from the Archives
  • Shining lights: dedication along the coastline
  • Australia’s book crisis
  • The games we played
Memento 36

Issue 36 2008 (pdf, 1.9mb) 

  • Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice
  • Men who resisted the call to arms in World War I
  • Australia’s role in the apartheid sports boycott
  • Gough Whitlam’s early years
Memento 35

Issue 35 2008 (pdf, 2.2mb) 

  • Lee Lin Chin on Strike a Pose
  • The use of aliases in World War I
  • Australia’s remote subantarctic islands
  • Celebrating the Australian Constitution
Memento 34

Issue 34 2008 (pdf, 2.4mb)

  • A feast of food
  • Melbourne's early Chinese restaurants
  • Max Dupain on assignment
  • Family histories in the Archives
Memento 33

Issue 33 2007 (pdf, 2.8mb) 

  • Lost Slim Dusty songs uncovered
  • The fascinating histories of Muslims in Australia
  • Australia through the lens
  • Remembering the 1967 referendum
Memento 32

Issue 32 2006-07 (pdf, 2.5mb) 

  • Inside Memory of a Nation
  • War service records in the Archives
  • The mystery of Queen Victoria's ink
  • Civilians interned during World War II
Memento 31

Issue 31 2006 (pdf, 2.3mb) 

  • War brides
  • Shipwreck in the Archives
  • International Women’s Year
  • Preserving Aunty Jack
Memento 30

Issue 30 2005 (pdf, 2.6mb) 

  • Remembering Harold and Zara Holt
  • Searching for Julia of Budapest
  • Australian censorship regimes
  • Team digital on track
Memento 29

Issue 29 2005 (pdf, 1.7mb) 

  • Seven Little Australians back on screen
  • The untold story of Russian Anzacs
  • Egon Erwin Kisch in Australia
Memento 28

Issue 28 2005 (pdf, 1mb) 

  • John Curtin: a man of peace in wartime
  • The year that was 1974
  • Just add water
  • The arrival of the Dutch
Memento 27

Issue 27 2004 (pdf, 1.5mb) 

  • Preserving Canberra’s heritage
  • Wake-up call for digital amnesia
  • Beatles found in our files
  • In memory of Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda
Memento 26

Issue 26 2004 (pdf, 1.8mb) 

  • Jessie Street’s far from common life
  • Secrets and spies: the Harbin files
  • Traders of the Orient
Memento 25

Issue 25 2004 (pdf, 1.2mb) 

  • Whitlam on the web!
  • Serendipitous discoveries on Norfolk Island
  • Dogs, donkeys and dung beetles
Memento 24

Issue 24 2003 (pdf, 1mb) 

  • Personal stories from Bonegilla migrant hostel
  • Xena: keys to the digital archive
  • Who was Wolf Klaphake?
Memento 23

Issue 23 2003 (pdf, 759kb) 

  • Ladies in the Lodge
  • Mourning Mount Stromlo
  • Chills in Menzies' 1952 Cabinet
Memento 22

Issue 22 2004 (pdf, 875kb) 

  • Camels and cameleers in our collection
  • Records about Chinese-Australians
  • The Griffin plan for Canberra
Memento 21

Issue 21 2002 (pdf, 827kb) 

  • New Prime Ministers website
  • Diary of a Cape York expedition
  • Baldwin Spencer and Aboriginal missions
Memento 20

Issue 20 2002 (pdf, 2.2mb) 

  • Lifting the marriage bar
  • Beacons by the sea
  • Christmas Island’s picturesque stamps
Memento 19

Issue 19 2002 (pdf, 1.9mb)

  • 1971 Cabinet papers released
  • Griffin drawings safe at last
  • Baltic refugees to Australia
Memento 18

Issue 18 2001 (pdf, 1.2mb) 

  • Who was Muir Mackenzie?
  • An anthropologist in Papua
  • Memories of Maralinga
Memento 17

Issue 17 2001 (pdf, 930kb) 

  • 1950 Cabinet notebooks
  • Searching for General Heintzelman
  • Order in the House!
Memento 16

Issue 16 2001 (pdf, 935kb) 

  • Archives celebrates Federation's century
  • New insights into Gorton Cabinet
  • Collections in Perth
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