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.
In 1902, Australia became the second country to pass laws enabling women to vote. Discover how events and attitudes have shaped men’s and women’s roles and our views on gender, sexuality and marriage.
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.