Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the National Archives' website and collection contain the names, images and voices of people who have died.
Some records include terms and views that are not appropriate today. They reflect the period in which they were created and are not the views of the National Archives.
We are the federal agency that collects records of Australian government decisions and actions as evidence. We do this to connect Australians with the nation's memory, their identity and history.
Learn more about our leaders, how we are structured and who we are accountable to.
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The National Archives of Australia reports to and is accountable to the Australian people. We commit to government transparency and accountability, as well as Australia's democratic process.
Our Advisory Council advises the Minister and the Director-General on matters that relate to the Archives.
Our organisation has 5 branches: Access and Public Engagement, Collection Management, Corporate Services, Data and Digital and Transformation Office.
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Our history shows that today's data becomes tomorrow's cultural heritage.