Fact sheets

Fact sheets introduce you to subjects in the collection and include a selection of records. They are a useful starting point for research.

Fact sheets by number

Number Title
1.1 Using our collection
2 Addresses of Australian archival institutions
3 Research centre rules
4 What are archives?
5 Archival terms
6 The Commonwealth Record Series (CRS) system
7 Citing archival records
8 Copyright
9 Searching for records
10 Access to records under the Archives Act
11 Viewing records in the research centre
12 What to do if we refuse you access
13 RecordSearch: an overview
14 Keyword searching in RecordSearch Advanced search screens
15 Release of records containing personal information
16 Service guidelines for the National Reference Service
18 NameSearch
19 PhotoSearch
21 Parliamentary Papers
22 Commonwealth of Australia Gazettes
23 Customs House, Sydney
24 Coastal fortifications in New South Wales
25 Commonwealth Film Unit
26 The wine industry in South Australia
28 Australia First Movement
29 Commonwealth banking policy
30 Navy service records
31 Navy crew and ships records
32 RAAF service records
33 Security intelligence records held in Canberra
34 Cabinet records
35 Administration of the Australian Capital Territory
36 Military records held in Hobart
37 Maritime records held in Hobart
38 Passenger records held in Canberra
39 Civilian service in World War II
46 Why we refuse access
47 Australian Overseas Information Service photographs
48 Papua New Guinea patrol reports
49 D Notices
50 Post Office records
51 Copying charges
52 Exempt information in ASIO records
53 Personal information in ASIO records
54 Veterans' case files
55 Fremantle Harbour
56 Passenger records held in Perth
57 Melbourne Olympics, 1956
58 World War I internee, alien and POW records held in Canberra
59 World War II internee, alien and POW records held in Canberra
60 Design and development of the national capital
61 World War II war crimes
62 Indonesian independence
63 War service information
64 Passenger records held in Sydney
65 Customs shipping records held in Sydney
66 Migrant selection documents held in Canberra
67 Boer War records
68 Naturalisation records held in Canberra
69 ASIO files on writers and literary groups
70 Prime ministers of Australia
72 Prime Minister Joseph Cook
73 Prime Minister William Morris Hughes
74 Prime Minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce
75 Prime Minister James Henry Scullin
76 Prime Minister Joseph Aloysius Lyons
77 Prime Minister Earle Christmas Grafton Page
78 Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies
79 Prime Minister Arthur William Fadden
80 Prime Minister John Joseph Ambrose Curtin
81 Prime Minister Francis Michael Forde
82 Prime Minister Joseph Benedict Chifley
83 Prime Minister Harold Edward Holt
84 Prime Minister John McEwen
85 Prime Minister John Grey Gorton
86 Family history sources held in Canberra
87 Family history sources held in Adelaide
88 Australia and the United Nations
89 Births, deaths and marriages
90 Cyclones and the Northern Territory
91 Coastal fortifications in South Australia
92 Customs houses in South Australia
93 Customs House, Port Adelaide, South Australia
94 Excise control of distilled products in South Australia
95 Walter Burley Griffin and the design of Canberra
96 J T Lang and Lang Labor
98 Regulation of beer and brewing in South Australia
99 Sir Frederick Shedden and the Shedden collection
100 Records relating to Italian migration held in Sydney
101 World War II internee, alien and POW records held in Sydney
102 The Australian flag
103 The Cocos (Keeling) Islands
104 Commonwealth electoral rolls held in Perth
105 Copyright records
106 World War I internee, alien and POW records held in Adelaide
107 World War II internee, alien and POW records held in Adelaide
108 The Pastoral industry in the Northern Territory
109 Building the provisional Parliament House
110 When to use the Freedom of Information, Archives and Privacy Acts
111 The sinking of HMAS Sydney, November 1941
112 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
113 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
114 Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Territory Aboriginal people
115 Introducing television to Australia, 1956
116 Guides to the collection
117 Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War
118 Computer resources in research centres
120 Bankruptcy records held in Sydney
121 General Sir John Monash
122 Lighthouse records held in Hobart
123 Records of British migrants held in Canberra
124 Child migration to Australia
125 Radar research in Australia during World War II
126 Radar production and use during World War II
127 War Cabinet records
128 Cabinet notebooks
129 British nuclear tests at Maralinga
130 The Royal Commission on Espionage, 1954–55
131 Posters
132 World War ll Army pay files held in Adelaide
133 Defence and service records held in Melbourne
134 Colonial defence personnel records held in Melbourne
135 Army administrative records held in Melbourne
136 Army service records
137 Navy administrative records held in Melbourne
138 Navy service records held in Melbourne
139 Royalty and Australian society
140 Cockatoo Island Dockyard
141 Stevedoring industry
142 Canberra air disaster, 1940
143 North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney
144 Harold Holt's disappearance, 1967
145 Albert Namatjira
146 Jessie Sinclair Litchfield
147 Child migrant records held in Sydney
148 Records of Papua New Guinea, 1883–1942
149 Sound collections held in Sydney
150 The 1967 referendum
151 Bishop Francis Xavier Gsell
152 Army and RAAF pay records held in Perth
153 ABC Talks Department scripts
154 External Affairs cables
155 Edward John Connellan and Connellan Airways
156 Records relating to Dutch migration held in Sydney
157 Christmas Island
158 Foundation of the State of Israel, 1946
159 Reverend John Flynn and the Australian Inland Mission
160 Universal military training in Australia, 1911–29
161 Conscription referendums, 1916 and 1917
162 National Service and war, 1939–45
163 National Service, 1951–59
164 National Service, 1965–72
165 Royal Military College, Duntroon
166 Government House, Canberra
167 Mount Stromlo Observatory
168 Gorman House, Canberra
170 Migrant hostels in New South Wales, 1946–78
171 World War I internee, alien and POW records held in Sydney
172 Passenger records held in Melbourne
173 Security intelligence records in Melbourne
174 East Block building, Canberra
175 Bringing Them Home name index
176 Cyclone Tracy, Darwin
177 World War I and World War II service records
178 Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme (CRTS) administrative records
179 Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme (CRTS) applicants and trainees
180 Wartime internee, alien and POW records held in Perth
181 Civil Constructional Corps records held in Perth
182 Civil Alien Corps records held in Perth
183 New Guard Movement, 1931–35
184 Passenger records held in Hobart
185 Migrant selection documents held in Perth
186 Alien registration records held in Perth
187 Citizenship in Australia
188 Empire Games, Sydney, 1938
189 General Post Office, Sydney
190 Passenger records held in Brisbane
191 Aerial photographs
192 Japanese midget submarine attacks on Sydney, 1942
193 Addresses of other national archives
194 Australian Antarctic exploration and research
195 The bombing of Darwin
196 Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
197 Photographs relating to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
198 Cowra breakout, 1944
199 Army Inventions Directorate, 1942–46
200 Beginning your family history research
201 Tracing ancestors in the National Archives
202 Tracing ancestors beyond the National Archives
203 The House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges
204 The Browne-Fitzpatrick privilege case, 1955
205 Memorandum of Understanding with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
207 Records relating to Italian migration held in Perth
208 Research Agents – overseas institutions
209 Memorandum of Understanding with South Australian Indigenous people
210 Prime Minister Edmund Barton
211 Prime Minister Alfred Deakin
212 Prime Minister John Christian Watson
213 Prime Minister George Houstoun Reid
214 Prime Minister Andrew Fisher
215 Prime Minister William McMahon
216 Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam
217 The Jewish experience in Australia
218 The National Archives collecting policy
219 Special access
220 Passenger arrivals index
221 High Court of Australia
222 Mildenhall photographic collection
223 Migrant selection documents in Adelaide
224 The Wave Hill walk-off
225 Charles Nelson Perkins
226 Customs House, Brisbane
227 Immigration records
228 Torrens Island Quarantine Station, South Australia
229 Access to damaged, fragile or contaminated records
231 Neville Bonner
232 Industrial relations records held in Melbourne
233 Lighthouse records held in Brisbane
234 United States forces in Queensland, 1941–45
235 Francis Edgar Williams, anthropologist of Papua
236 Records relating to Italian migration held in Brisbane
237 International Women's Year, 1975
238 The 'Balibo affair', East Timor, October 1975
239 The loans affair, 1974–75
240 The dismissal, 1975
241 John Robert Kerr, Governor-General of Australia, 1974–77
242 Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser
243 The fall of Saigon, 1975
244 Industrial development in Australia after World War II
245 Patent, trademark and design records in Brisbane
246 Cabinet records of the Fraser government, 1975–83
247 Australia's diplomatic relations with China
248 Daniel Mannix, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne
249 The National Archives digitisation service
250 Albert Hall, Canberra
251 Australia’s national anthem
252 Tobacco advertising ban in Australia
253 Australian Atomic Energy Commission
254 The Immigration Photographic Archive
255 Australia and the issue of apartheid in sport
256 Passenger records held in Adelaide
257 Official access
258 Torres Strait Treaty, 1978
259 South Australian lighthouse records
260 South Australian maritime records
261 Independence of Papua New Guinea, 1975
262 Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security
263 Independence of Zimbabwe
264 Finding records relating to an Indigenous person
265 Patent records held in Canberra
266 The sinking of the Montevideo Maru
267 Robert James Lee Hawke
268 Aboriginal petitions
269 South Sea Islanders
270 Indigenous family history beyond the National Archives
271 Downer family collection