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.
This is a photograph of the ballot balls (marbles) that were used by the Australian Government as part of its National Service Scheme between 1965 and 1972.
This secret memorandum for Cabinet proposes an accelerated compulsory national service scheme to build up the strength of the Australian Regular Army.
A letter sent by the crown solicitor to the secretary of the Attorney-General's Department about the conviction of Adela Pankhurst in Melbourne in 1917.
This is a typed letter from John McEwen, Country Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister, to a constituent, Myles Chappell.
This is a black-and-white photograph of the Australian Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam during a trip to China between 31 October and 4 November 1973.
This report was enclosed with a letter to Prime Minister Gorton of 8 May 1968.
This is a secret report written by AF Dingle regarding a diplomatic visit to Mauritius, 23 October 1964.
This is a 5-page record of high-level talks held in Canberra on 9 May 1962, between Australia and the United States.
This is a departmental bulletin from 1948, regarding sanctuary given to Australian migrants.