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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.
Prime Minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce is not generally remembered for being a man of the people. Yet if there was one thing that he shared with ordinary Australians, it was a great love of sport.
In over 20 years as a wildlife photographer, Harry Frauca contributed to what we know about native Australian wildlife and the habitats they call home.
The royal tours of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the 1950s and early 1960s are still fondly remembered for their grace and scale. Making sure they arrived on time at every destination was a fleet of Commonwealth cars and their drivers.
Hurried sketches of whales and notes on flying fish. Marine expeditions in the 1930s and 40s contributed to today's knowledge of marine biology and oceanography.
‘Reported missing’. For the Mann family, these dreaded words were the beginning of an agonizing wait to know the fate of their sons.
In 1989 two stars aligned - the first from the silver screen, and the second a 'Silver Bodgie'.
Letters of reference in World War II service records offer a glimpse into enlistees' pre-war lives.
A treasure trove of records from the National Archival collection document Prince Philip's many visits to Australia.
The North Melbourne air crash of 1943 occurred just a few hundred metres from where the National Archives' Victoria office is now located.
Australia’s response to the Spanish flu pandemic was marked by disagreements between state and federal governments.
Four tiny specks of moon rock are one of the most significant objects held in the collection of the National Archives of Australia.
A colourful program for the Postmaster-General's Ball, 1960 .