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.
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.
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 .
We look at the state-of-the art technology that helped visitors explore Expo 88 in Brisbane.
A 1933 shark attack in Townsville spurs the Queensland Country Women's Association into action.
From the end of the Second World War to 1965, over 650 Japanese women migrated to Australia as the wives and fiancees of Australian servicemen.