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80 years ago, the Volunteer Defence Corps stood ready to help defend Australia following Japan’s explosive entry into the Second World War.
Maltese migration records from 1948 to 1955 bring to light amazing photographs which convey the spirit and character of these migrants.
From the iconic, to the unique and quirky, explore some of thousands of patents, designs and trademarks in the National Archives collection.
Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin's love of nature was fundamental to their design for Australia's new capital.
This year, Queen Elizabeth II marks her ‘platinum jubilee’ – the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Groundbreaker, trailblazer, pioneer: all these terms have been used to describe the career of Australian feminist and politician, Susan Ryan.
From 1895, a sensationalist touring exhibit exploited the Australian public’s appetite for a gothic convict narrative.
They are some of the most important documents in Australia’s evolution as an independent nation. This is the story of Australia’s first declarations of war.
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.