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.
The animals and farming practices that Europeans brought to Australia, as well as industry and mining, have had a significant impact on the environment.
Television has contributed to our lives in many ways: it has provided entertainment, allowed us to participate in significant events, and shaped the way we see and think about things, as a society.
Since Australia became a nation in 1901, federal governments have adopted many different migration policies.
Since Federation, prime ministers have played a critical role in the debate, development and implementation of government policies that have shaped Australia.
From 1962 to 1973, more than 60,000 Australians served in the Vietnam War as part of an allied force led by the United States.
The frozen continent of Antarctica poses great transport challenges for people attempting to work there.
In 1977 the Australian Government decided to allow further mining and export of Australian uranium and approved development of Northern Territory uranium deposits known as ‘Jabiluka.’
After more than four years of hardship, courage and sacrifice, the fighting on the Western Front came to an end on 11 November 1918.
More than 200 Australians of Chinese heritage enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force during World War I.