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Australian history

Australia's prime ministers

The Australia's Prime Ministers website contains information about the life and times of Australia's Prime Ministers from 1901 to the present; and is a portal to Australian and overseas institutions with archives on these prime ministers.

National Archives of Australia

Australia's prime ministers - Australian War Memorial collections

The Australian War Memorial's National Collection holds printed and written records, photographs, film and sound recordings and military heraldry and technology related to Australia's Prime Ministers.

Australian War Memorial

Australia-Japan Research Project

The Australia-Japan Research Project (AJRP) aims to provide a resource for historians and others interested in the Australia-Japan relationship, especially in war, from 1901 to 1957. The website contains a database of historic materials, several research essays and seminar papers, and various research aids, including glossaries and thesauri of geographical and military terms. The AJRP is a joint enterprise between the Australian War Memorial and the Japanese Embassy in Canberra

Australian War Memorial

Australian history: selected websites

Offers a guide to internet sites for Australian history which provides a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links.

National Library of Australia

Australian National Shipwreck Database

Includes all known shipwrecks in Australian waters. Search for shipwrecks, relics, sunken aircraft and other maritime cultural heritage. Includes links to premit applications and reporting forms.

Department of the Environment

Australian Prime Ministers Centre

Supports research into the history, origins and traditions of Australian democracy, with a particular focus on Australian prime ministers. The centre, part of the Museum of Australian Democracy, is located in Old Parliament House in Canberra and includes a library, an exhibition, facts out Australia's Prime Ministers and a research program.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Belonging - a century celebrated

Belonging - A Century Celebrated is an online exhibition exploring some of the ways that people have experienced Belonging in Australia in the 20th century

National Library of Australia

Billy Hughes at war

William Morris Hughes (Billy Hughes) was Prime Minister between 1915 and 1923. He led Australia through most of the First World War. Explore activities and resources to learn about Billy Hughes, the conscription debate and Australia's involvement in the peace negotiations.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Documenting A Democracy - Australia's story

Tells the story of Australia through the documents which give our national, state and territory governments the right to govern. It exhibits and explains Australia's primary constitutional documents and traces the shaping of Australian democracy and citizenship.

National Archives of Australia

Home of the Blizzard

Celebrates the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 and the iconic Mawson’s Huts. AAE expeditioners braved the isolation and severe climate to gather valuable scientific and geographical information.

Australian Antarctic Division

Our House - Histories of Australian homes

Provides a series of 'house biographies' that bring to life the architectural and social history of the small Australian house. Each story sets out the historical context, outlines the history of the building and the social history of the house.

Department of the Environment

Prime Ministers of Australia

Australia has had 27 prime ministers since Federation in 1901. Learn about their lives and the times in which they lived. The National Museum of Australia also has a range of objects related to the prime ministers.

National Museum of Australia

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