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.
Illegal brewing had its heyday in rural Australia during the 1930s.
See the sketches of Rex Julius, a little-known war artist commissioned by the Australian War Memorial and Australian Military History Section in 1944.
In 1979, Skylab paid an unscheduled visit to Western Australia – and the Miss Universe pageant.
Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin on Christmas Day 1974. The Royal Australian Navy instantly mounted a rescue effort.
Celebrity thrives on controversy, especially in moments of heightened national, racial and moral tension.
Exhibition Curator Emily Catt shares what she learnt about working in the current-day intelligence sector.
Touching down in Darwin in 1919, a former WW1 bomber won the Great Australian Air Race and became the first international flight to land in Australia.
Tidal records held by the National Archives could help us track environmental change over the past two centuries.
An online exhibition celebrates 20th-century Aussie beach culture through vintage photographs.
Troopship records are an often-overlooked source to help you fill in your family’s history.
Explore 5 significantly different visions for Canberra's most iconic structure.
During the Second World War, the Australian Government employed prisoners of war to grow opium in regional Australia.