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It’s an age-old story: ships, sailors and smuggling. With opium smoking outlawed in 1905, the Australian Customs Service increased their vigilance smuggling became increasingly lucrative.
Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in March 1938, many members of Vienna’s Jewish community fled, seeking refuge overseas. Amongst them were Michael and Regine Weiss and their family.
Caroline Ashworth, Chair of our Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, reflects on her journey of making change and taking responsibility.
On 3 February 1954 the steamship 'Gothic' arrived in Sydney Harbour, carrying the first reigning monarch to visit Australia – Queen Elizabeth I and her husband Prince Philip.
Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey of Berwick (1890 – 1976) served Australia as an army officer, public servant, parliamentarian, cabinet minister, diplomat and Governor General. He also had a personal fascination with space.
On 20 April 2022, the Moro family visited the National Archives research centre in Brisbane to commemorate the day, 100 years ago, that their mother and grandmother left Italy for her journey to Australia.
In 1911, Marion Mahony Griffin and her husband Walter Burley Griffin imagined the Australian capital during a cold Chicago winter.
80 years ago, the Volunteer Defence Corps stood ready to help defend Australia following Japan’s explosive entry into the Second World War.
Maltese migration records from 1948 to 1955 bring to light amazing photographs which convey the spirit and character of these migrants.
From the iconic, to the unique and quirky, explore some of thousands of patents, designs and trademarks in the National Archives collection.
Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin's love of nature was fundamental to their design for Australia's new capital.
This year, Queen Elizabeth II marks her ‘platinum jubilee’ – the seventieth 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.