Fantastic finds: post office ball programs
A colourful program for the Postmaster-General's Ball, 1960 .
Immigration publicity photos
By the 1960s the Immigration Department’s publicity campaign to attract migrants to Australia was in full swing.
In 1960, Vassiliki Daflou became an ambassador for an Australian government campaign to encourage Greek women to migrate to Australia.
Children swimming in the harbour at Manly
This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly, New South Wales in 1960.
Establishment of index of non-Europeans in Australia – information for Commonwealth migration officers
Information sent to Commonwealth Migration Officers in November 1960 about the establishment of an index of non-Europeans entering and residing in Australia.
Promoting migration reform - pamphlet 'Control or Colour Bar?'
A 32-page document written by the University of Melbourne's Immigration Reform Group in 1960 promoted migration reform. It was revised and reprinted in 1962.
Personal Records Collections - Acquisitions Policy and Strategic Framework 2021-24
National Archives of Australia has collected the official and private records (personal records) collections of significant individuals who served within, or were closely associated with the Commonwealth government since the early 1960s.
Mr Squiggle, the man from the Moon
Iconic TV puppet Mr Squiggle, the ‘man from the Moon’, delighted generations of Australian children.
Child migrant records held in Sydney
Records relating to child migrants to New South Wales - including migrant selection documents, passenger lists and immigration policy files.
More than locomotives: Commonwealth Railway photographs
An exploration of recently digitised photographs in the national archival collection relating to the Commonwealth Railways.
Exit the ghouls
When was the last time you saw a horror movie? For 20 years, the only on-screen horror Australian audiences faced was ... censorship. Spooky!
Our history shows that today's data becomes tomorrow's cultural heritage.
The Immigration Photographic Archive
More than 10,000 images from the Immigration Photographic Archive have been digitised and can be accessed through PhotoSearch.
British nuclear tests at Maralinga
A guide to records created by Commonwealth agencies relating to nuclear testing at Maralinga.
Security intelligence records held in Melbourne
Information on security intelligence records held in Melbourne.
Something for all of us
In 1911, Marion Mahony Griffin and her husband Walter Burley Griffin imagined the Australian capital during a cold Chicago winter.
Coastal fortifications in New South Wales
This fact sheet provides information on National Archives records about coastal fortifications in New South Wales.
Selling the Wittenoom dream
The town of Wittenoom was built on the dream of a natural resource worth more than gold: blue asbestos.
Australian Atomic Energy Commission
This fact sheet provides information on National Archives records about the Australian Atomic Energy Commission.
The intelligence officer today
Exhibition Curator Emily Catt shares what she learnt about working in the current-day intelligence sector.