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.
Learn how Australia became a nation and how we make laws and elect people to represent us in Parliament.
Find out how the government has studied weather and climate in Australia and what techniques have been proposed to control extreme weather events.
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.
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.
Many inventive Australians have shared their ideas, plans and prototypes with the government, from Dr Victor Chang’s heart valve to the Hills Hoist rotary clothesline.
Discover records about past prime ministers and politicians and the major events and policies of their governments.
Learn how to interpret primary sources, use our collection and more.