Collections in Melbourne: a guide to Commonwealth records
The Victorian office of the National Archives in Melbourne holds a wealth of material that will interest both professional and family historians.
The collection is especially rich because the original seat of the Australian Parliament was located in Melbourne.
Among the treasures at our Melbourne office are:
- records on the administration of Aboriginal affairs in Victoria from 1860
- drawings of the Port Phillip defences, 1880–1912
- files on internees and prisoners of war held in Australia during World War II
- Australian Women's Army Service records.