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Anzac mystery solved

Issue 12 December 2013

Zoe D'Arcy discusses how a trans-Tasman family mystery was solved using the Archives' records, and how an exciting new website may be able to shed light on other similar mysteries. Continue reading

Life in the ‘town that sprang from nowhere’

Issue 12 December 2013

Sara King tells us what social and community life was like in the early days of Woomera in remote South Australia. Continue reading

A special bond with our national capital

Issue 12 December 2013

Senior Archives conservator Ian Batterham looks back on his 30-year journey caring for the stunning Griffin designs for Canberra. Continue reading

What a gem! Myer Goldberg and his reversible knickers

Issue 12 December 2013

The amusing story of 'two knickers in one'. Continue reading

A genealogy of the Commonwealth: Administrative Arrangement Orders

Issue 12 December 2013

Find out how the Archives plays the role of family historian of the Commonwealth. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 12

Issue 12 December 2013

News and information from the Archives, including the Larrakia petition handover, Vintage Canberra Facebook page, exhibition news and Audiovisual World Heritage Day. Continue reading

‘Mummy’s darling’: the circus lion in the suburbs

Issue 11 July 2013

Discover the tale of the wild beast in Melbourne's suburbs, from the days when exotic animals were an integral part of the circus, the 'greatest show on earth'. Continue reading

Children’s stories fit for a prince

Issue 11 July 2013

What to buy for a royal baby? We look at the options considered for Australia's gift to Prince William in 1982. Continue reading

Australian whaling history preserved in the Archives

Issue 11 July 2013

Find out why whale's teeth are in the National Archives' collection - and how they help tell the story of Australia's whaling past. Continue reading

Hackers get creative with Archives data

Issue 11 July 2013

A look at GovHack 2013, where hackers across Australia put a new spin on the Archives' passenger arrivals data. Continue reading