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Late November 1941 was a dark time for the Royal Australian Navy, with 2 major naval tragedies occurring within days of each other.
War expanded their horizons; war provided new opportunities; war sent them to work. And men sent them home again.
Photographs in the National Archives’ collection capture the faces of ordinary Australian women whose lives were about to change forever.
When Australian Florence Winter-Irving married a Turkish diplomat in 1913, it caused a sensation. It also had ramifications for her Australian citizenship.
A dedicated group of volunteers have made information about Victoria's non-European residents during the White Australia policy available from home.
It's a struggle as old as time.
In October 1945, a body washed up on the shores of the Port River in Adelaide. It was wrapped in blankets and weighted with ships spanners.
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.
Making sure the 1950s and 60s royal tours of Australia ran 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 30s 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.