The National Archives has detailed research guides to help you find the records you need.
The 27 guides in our research guide series cover:
- immigration – British, Chinese, Jewish, child
- foreign relations – with Japan and Indonesia
- colonial administration – in Papua New Guinea
- military history – HMAS Sydney, Boer War, Japanese war crimes
- First Australians
- family history
- other topics.
The 9 guides in the National Archives of Australia's Prime Ministers series provide:
- short biographies
- extensive archival listings on 14 former prime ministers.
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The easiest way to access our research guides is to download a free copy using the links below.
Buy hard copy research guides
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