With over 40 million items in the national archival collection, we are in a race to preserve and digitise irreplaceable Australian government records before they are lost.
The materials that could be lost include the tape recordings of Prime Minister John Curtin’s war time speeches, records relating to the Second World War, recordings of Indigenous languages and ceremonies, ASIO surveillance footage and even the records of the Bounty mutineers.
These records are rapidly deteriorating on disintegrating paper, film, VHS and cassette tapes. Once lost, they are gone forever.
You can make a difference by supporting the National Archives in the following ways:
- Make a tax deductible donation.The National Archives has ATO Deductible Gift Recipient status.
- Become an NAA Member, and enjoy a host of benefits including discounts and exclusive events.
- Become a volunteer.
- Join the arcHive community to transcribe records and help people discover them.
- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Your support will make a difference, ensuring both preservation and access to the National Archives collection for generations to come.
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