Anniversary messages (anniversary and birthday greetings from the Prime Minister, Governor-General and the Queen)
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. This page provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.
National Library of Australia guide to useful internet sites for Australian family history and genealogy. These Australian sites contain a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. They also provide links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas and contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies provides information to help indigenous people tracing family. They can also assist anyone of indigenous heritage with their family history research.
The Australian War Memorial's collections contain a wealth of material relating to the military service of individuals. This page provides links to useful resources on their site if you are trying to track down information about relatives who served in any of the conflicts that Australia has been involved in since the 1860s.
Guide to material in the National Library's collections of interest to the family historian.
National Archives of Australia page containing 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.
Find & Connect Australia is a website for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, and for everyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home 'care' in Australia. It has been designed to help people understand more about their past and about the historical context of child welfare. Includes links to organisations who are able to help with support and counselling as well as locating and accessing records.
Trove, developed and managed by the National Library of Australia, is a free search engine with access to collections across Australia; also overseas collections that are relevant to Australia. Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove will help you.