The Australian Constitution is the single most important document in Australia's history. It created the federal government and the states and made Australia a nation. This page links to further resources exploring records on federation and constitution.
General records authorities (GRAs) set out requirements for keeping, destroying or transferring records of business common to many agencies. Provides links to the current set of General records authorities.
The National Archives' holdings on defence date largely from 1901 but include some colonial records, such as those on the Boer War. Though their collection of defence-related records is vast, it does not include all defence records created by the Australian Government - the Australian War Memorial holds most of the operational records of war.
Provides information on records held by Archives which would be of interest to family historians. It links to information about where to start, and how to find immigrant records, defence service records, indigenous records and other records.
People have come to Australia from all over the world, for different reasons and in different ways. The National Archives holds records about many individuals who arrived from overseas during the 20th century and some who arrived during the 19th century. They also hold records about Australians who left and returned to Australia.
Australian Government records held by the National Archives include a lot of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their histories.
Investigate the National Archives' collection through education resources designed to connect with life in the classroom.
The National Archives of Australia offers records management training. The training calendar link within the course description provides details of upcoming course dates and venue locations.
Records of men and women who served with the Australian army in World War I have been digitised and are available to view online. Using NameSearch you can quickly find the service records of particular individuals.