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.
In this letter, advice is requested from the Governor-General about a man’s eligibility for the ‘old-age’ pension.
The Maternity Allowance Act 1912 provided a payment of five pounds to new mothers—the equivalent of two weeks wages.
This page is an extract from a manuscript about the history of Australia’s defence policy.
This is a radio message from Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, sending his best wishes to Douglas Mawson during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
A sepia-toned photograph showing a wide view of the ceremonial founding of the new federal capital city, Canberra.
A black-and-white photograph of the ceremony for the naming of the new federal capital of Australia, which Lady Denman formally named Canberra.
This is a black-and-white photograph of the Rt Hon. Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister.