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.
The National Archives offers a range of special-interest websites to help you with research and learning.
The Mildenhall collection of photographs consists of more than 7,700 images documenting the foundation of Canberra in the 1920s and 1930s. A joint project with the Museum of Australian Democracy.
Learn about the sinking of the Montevideo Maru, Australia's worst maritime disaster.
Contribute to the work of the National Archives by helping us transcribe records in our collection.
Learn about the history and effects of forced adoptions in Australia. Read about people's experiences of forced adoption, contribute your own, and find out how to access adoption records and support services.
Explore a growing selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War.
See more than 20,000 photos of migrants who arrived in Australia after World War II. Share your story, discover other migrants’ memories and browse our photos to look for people you know.
A range of information around the quality and identification of machine-made commercial papers in our collection.