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.
Volunteers are making records relating to Holocaust survivors who migrated to Australia more accessible.
In November 1947 the first ‘displaced persons’ from Europe arrived in Australia.
In 1956 labourers working at the phosphate mine on Christmas Island called for better wages.
Lighthouse logbooks provide a unique snapshot of a completely different time in history.
Gough Whitlam 21st Prime Minister of Australia and volunteer weather watcher.
For a short time in 1896, the post office in the gold town of Niagara was also a pub.
A chronicle of a small-town newspaper in the goldmining towns of Cue, Big Bell and Reedy in Western Australia's midwest.
A forecast of 47 degrees, a tennis match and an evening of entertainment. An account of Christmas Day 1898 in the close-knit community of Eucla.
Southern European migrants arrived in large numbers to work in goldmining towns such as Gwalia. The work was often difficult and dangerous.
When was the last time you saw a horror movie? For 20 years, the only on-screen horror Australian audiences faced was ... censorship. Spooky!
The town of Wittenoom was built on the dream of a natural resource worth more than gold: blue asbestos.
A new enterprise for Cossack customs house and bond store creates optimism for a return to prosperity.