A topic is a collection of records with interpretation and inquiry questions. Each topic is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and focuses on an aspect of Australian history.
Each record focuses on a single item from the National Archives' collection. Some records contain extra information to help you interpret them.
Acceptance of refugees during World War II – letter on behalf of Prime Minister John Curtin
This letter from 17 October 1941 was written by John J Dedman on behalf of the Prime Minister in response to a letter from Robert J Caldwell regarding the acceptance of refugees escaping Nazi oppression in World War II.
Australia, the land of opportunity – poster promoting British migration
This is a coloured red, white and blue poster encouraging Britons to migrate to Australia. It is divided into three boxes. In the top box, on the left-hand side is a drawing of the stars of the Southern Cross with their name below.