International flights were unavailable to Australians until 1935, when a new airline called Qantas Empire Airways launched the first regular flights between Australia and Europe.
The 1967 referendum – in which over 90% of voters agreed that First Australians deserved equal constitutional rights – remains the most successful referendum in Australian history.
In 1915, three mates from Sydney used the humble camera to document their ’adventure of a lifetime’ at Gallipoli.
Illegal brewing had its heyday in rural Australia during the 1930s.
See the sketches of Able Seaman Rex Julius, a little-known war artist commissioned by the Australian War Memorial and Australian Military History Section in 1944.
In 1979, Skylab paid an unscheduled visit to Western Australia – and the Miss Universe pageant.
Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin on Christmas Day 1974. The Royal Australian Navy instantly mounted a rescue effort.
Celebrity thrives on controversy, especially in moments of heightened national, racial and moral tension.
Exhibition Curator Emily Catt shares what she learnt about working in the current-day intelligence sector.
Touching down in Darwin on 10 December 1919, a former World War I bomber was declared the winner of the Great Australian Air Race, and the first international flight to land in Australia.
Tidal records held by the National Archives could help us track environmental change over the past two centuries.
An online exhibition celebrates 20th-century Aussie beach culture through vintage photographs.