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.
Explore how Australians’ relationship with the natural world changed over the 20th century as we recognised the aesthetic, scientific, cultural and life-sustaining importance of the environment.
Australia’s unique native animals are a result of geographic isolation. Discover records about the native and introduced animals that call Australia home and our relationships with them.
Australia is responsible for part of the coldest, windiest and least hospitable continent in the world, as well as some of the ground-breaking scientific research that takes place there.
Conservation often involves conflicting goals or values. Balancing economic development with environmental protection generates passionate public debate and can throw the government into conflict.
Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Our landscapes and ecosystems have changed with the introduction of new plants and farming practices.
In a country that experiences severe drought and devastating floods, water is both precious and damaging. It also offers opportunities to generate renewable energy, which is not without controversy.
Find out how the government has studied weather and climate in Australia and what techniques have been proposed to control extreme weather events.
Learn how to interpret primary sources, use our collection and more.