Learning resources

Our online learning resources help students do research with primary sources. These resources include original records and material to help you understand a subject.

About these resources

  • Records – each record you'll find here focuses on a single item from the National Archives' collection. Items include original documents, photographs and audiovisual material. Some records contain extra information to help you interpret them.
  • Themes – records are categorised into themes such as First Australians or science and technology. A record can relate to more than one theme. 
  • Topics – 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.