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Commonwealth of Australia parliamentary debates presented in an easy-to-read format for historians and other lovers of political speech.

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From the time of the arrival of the first members of the Team in 1962 almost 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and air force and navy personnel, served in Vietnam; 521 died as a result of the war and over 3,000 were wounded. The war was the…

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The Vietnam War was the longest twentieth century conflict in which Australians participated ; it involved some 60,000 personnel and grew from a limited initial commitment of 30 military advisers in 1962 to include a battalion in 1965 and finally, in…

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Information on Black Australia's 240 year struggle for justice. A website designed, created and operated by Dr Gary Foley.

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The fifteen years from the late 1950s to the early 1970s was a time of unusual collaboration between black and white activists in Australia. Alliances were formed between Aboriginal Australians motivated to help their people and white Australians…

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Documents about law and indigenous people, 1797 to 1840. Contains transcriptions and digital images of handwritten and printed material composed by government officials, judges and missionaries.

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The Dawn and New Dawn digitised collection is the only complete online archive of these magazines which were issued between 1952-1975 by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board.
If you are looking into family history, or researching for an…

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This is a Warlpiri story, a story about the Southern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area or IPA.
Based upon the English version of the IPA Plan of Management, it is intended to help all Warlpiri –
from elders to school children – to better…

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Historical Censuses provides access to digitised census publications for the Commonwealth of Australia. Publications for the census years 1933 to 1971 are being progressively added to this portal.

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Share in the unique culture and history of Victorian Aboriginal (Koorie) people.
Hear our Elders tell of their lives on missions and reserves. They are places full of contradictions. They are home.

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The personal diaries and letters documenting Australian’s experiences of the Great War are one of the great strengths of the Library’s World War I collections.

Many of these were acquired soon after the war ended. They capture the authentic…

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The Dawn: A Journal for Australian Women was an early feminist journal published monthly in Sydney, Australia between 1888 and 1905. It was first published 15 May 1888 by Louisa Lawson using the pen name of Dora Falconer. The subtitle was later…

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The Australian Worker is a newspaper produced in Sydney, New South Wales for the Australian Workers' Union. (from Wikipedia)

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The Australian Abo Call was the first Aboriginal-focused publication printed in Australia. There were a total of six issues, all published in 1938. It was written and edited by John (Jack) Patten, co-founder of the Aborigines Progressive Association…

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The Koori Mail digitised collection is the only complete online archive for the Koori Mail – Australia’s fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper.
It was launched by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and…

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The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory.

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Australian Screen is operated by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). The NFSA is the national audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing the nation’s moving image and recorded sound heritage. It is a promotional and educational…

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The Bringing Them Home Oral History Project ran from 1998 to 2002 and served to collect and preserve the stories of Indigenous people and others, such as missionaries, police and administrators involved in or affected by the process of child…

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A series of unique 19th Century photos of Chinese prisoners discovered in Public Record Office of Victoria's archival collection of prison records. These photographs are portraits of just a handful of thousands of Chinese people who travelled to the…

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Explore forced adoption references, statistics, a glossary, education, institutions and exhibition information.

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This exhibition was developed against a changing political landscape, which culminated with the Australian and British Governments apologising for their role in schemes that were once considered generous philanthropy, but are now widely condemned as…

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The Find & Connect web resource brings together historical resources relating to institutional ‘care’ in Australia. This website was developed to help Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants understand more about their past and about the…

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Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold approximately 100kms of records from the mid 1830s to today, which we manage for use by the Government and people of Victoria.

The Collection includes…

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The Virtual Museum of the Pacific is a collaborative project between the University of Wollongong and the Australian Museum that intends to leverage the meta-data of 400 objects into a rich application. It features the ability for users to browse…

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Explore Australian audiovisual history through exhibitions at the NFSA and online

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) develops, maintains and preserves well-documented collections and provide the best possible access to our collection items to pass knowledge to current and future…

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OZ magazine, London was published in London between 1967 and 1973 under the general editorship of Richard Neville and later also Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis. Martin Sharp was initially responsible for art and graphic design. Copies of OZ can be…

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The Living Daylights was an Australian counter-culture magazine edited by Richard Neville of OZ Sydney and London fame and published by his fellow OZ colleague, Richard Walsh, in Melbourne between 1973-4. A number of the early issues also featured…

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Australian Left Review was a monthly journal published from 1966 to 1993 by the Communist Party of Australia. It covered areas of left wing politics, industrial relations, human rights and the environment. The precursor was the Communist Review…

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The Department offers a range of publications designed to provide information on Australia, Australian foreign, trade and development policies and the economic and political climate in other countries. They regularly publish foreign and trade policy…

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Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in conjunction with the National Archives of Australia presents 110 key documents that are the foundation of our nation.

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The Historical Census and Colonial Data Archive (HCCDA) is a searchable archive of Australian colonial census publications and reports covering the period from 1833 to 1901, the year of Australia's federation. The corpus includes 18,638 pages of…

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The National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.

The collection traces events and decisions that have shaped the…

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Find and get over 400,000,000 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more

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The primary focus of this Encyclopedia is not on the many women who exercise leadership in contemporary Australia, but rather on their foremothers, the women who occupied leadership positions during the twentieth century, at the beginning of which…

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The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. It contains 5851 entries with references to 2971 archival resources, 6927 published resources and 911 digital resources.

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Sydney Living Museums cares for a group of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW.

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Collections, publications and exhibitions of the Illawarra Historical Society and the Illawarra Museum

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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember,…
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