A searchable, archival documentation of Australia's history through its primary documents: constitutions, letters, orders, legislation, and more. Browse by location, theme, time, or by photo. A glossary is also provided. Each document is available with a historical background, physical description, and a transcript.
The website draws from valuable material collected for Film Australia’s Australian Biography TV series, which features remarkable individuals who have had a major impact on our cultural, political and social life.
From dramatic events that shaped the nation to decisions that touched the lives of individual Australians, the records the National Archives holds are about people – from the ordinary to the famous – and their interactions with the Australian Government.