Transport and aviation

In a huge, isolated country like Australia, road, rail, sea and air transport play an important role in building our nation, keeping us connected, servicing our communities and defending our borders.


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.