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When popstar Normie Rowe was conscripted, one teenage fan was determined to stop him going.
On 14 November 2023, His Majesty King Charles III turns 75. The National Archives looks at his long association with Australia, as reflected in the national archival collection.
Since 1923, Legacy has cared for the families of Australians who lose their lives or health through military service.
The National Archives of Australia has a range of records relating to censorship in Australia. Looking at vampires in film highlights the fascinating documentation and artefacts found in the collection.
Near the historic timber town of Pemberton, and on the land of the Bibulmun/Piblemen people, the Karri forest features one of the tallest hardwood trees in the world.
In 1973 the Merchant Vessel Blythe Star sank off the coast of Tasmania. It was a tragedy that led to legislative reform that improved safety at sea.
Sydney Opera house then and now.
Among the routine scientific observations recorded by scientists during Antarctic expeditions there are unusually poetic descriptions that paint a vivid picture of subantarctic islands.
An expedition to find Lincoln Ellsworth and Herbert Hollick-Kenyon who flew a Northrop Gamma aircraft named Polar Star.
In 1959 Hollywood came to Australia. The National Archives has documents that form part of the continuing legacy of the cult film On the Beach.
A Commonwealth Customs file reveals a shooting spree at Riverton Station, South Australia in 1923.
Over 400,000 people enlisted to do their part in ‘The Great War’. Even more tried to sign up. Unfortunately, enthusiasm wasn’t always a match for the Army’s exacting standards.