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.
Excerpt from ABC radio interview with first Vietnam War conscientious objector to be jailed.
This document contains the lyrics for anti-war song - 'I Didn't Raise My Son to be a Soldier'.
This is an anti-conscription leaflet produced in 1916 to promote the refusal of conscription under the William Morris Hughes government.
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.
A ballot paper from a plebiscite, held on 28 October 1916, regarding conscription for military service outside of Australia.
The 'personal particulars' form of Patrick Harrington O'Hara, a national serviceman (conscript) who served in the Australian Regular Army from 1967 to 1969.
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.