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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to interpret primary sources, use our collection and more.