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.
During the Second World War, the Australian Government employed prisoners of war to grow opium in regional Australia.
Ruby Payne-Scott was a pioneer radio physicist, mother, teacher, bushwalker and outspoken advocate for women’s rights.
Many records in the National Archives’ collection show how Australian society has changed over the years – including a cookbook published in Adelaide in 1936.
A call from a composer seeking a book of her songs led to the story of a lifetime of creativity.
Royal Australian Airforce records documenting UFO sightings reported to the government.
Muslim experiences in Australia from the pearl divers of the late 19th Century to the Colombo Plan era of the 1950s and 60s.
Parisian chic from Georges Department Store, Melbourne, 1969.
For as long as marriage has been celebrated, there has been wedding etiquette to avoid embarrassment.
Pulp fiction publications banned by the Literature Censorship Board in Australia.
In September 1956 Peyton Place burst onto the American scene as the country's most controversial novel. It was also controversial in Australia.
Though popular in Australia, many true crime magazines were declared prohibited imports in the 1930s.
Banned for nearly 24 years, Upsurge was released on 29 April 1958 following the first review of banned books since Federation.