National Archives of Australia

Defence

Death register sheds light on those laid to rest

Issue 4 October 2011

Between 1832 and 1984, more than 570 people died at the North Head Quarantine Station. Archives records tell the stories of some of those buried there. Continue reading

‘Holding you in my Holden’: a nostalgic look at an Australian icon

Issue 4 October 2011

A look at the very beginnings of the Holden and its evolution during the 1950s and 1960s through publicity photographs held by the Archives. Continue reading

National Archives plays vital role in returning lost war medals

Issue 2 March 2011

The tale of how the Archives helped two lost World War I medals return home. Continue reading

1980 revealed through Cabinet records

Issue 1 January 2011

On 1 January 2011, the Archives released the documents of the 1980 Fraser Cabinet. Continue reading

Key events from 1980

Issue 1 January 2011

Archives historian, Dr Jim Stokes, discusses some of the key issues from 1980. Continue reading

A tale of two Kiaps

Issue 1 January 2011

The stories of two Kiaps – one told through official archival documents and the other through a privately held collection of memorabilia. Continue reading

‘Nasho’: how a nation responded

Issue 1 January 2011

Archives records reveal how Australians negotiated the requirements of the national service scheme between 1964 and 1972. Continue reading

2500 dead: a preventable tragedy?

Issue 1 January 2011

A re-appraisal of events surrounding the deaths of 2500 Australian and British prisoners of war in Borneo during World War II. Continue reading

Key events from 1980: transcript

Issue 1 January 2011

Jim Stokes: Australia reacted very strongly to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A major element of our foreign policy during 1980 consisted of looking for ways to express our extreme displeasure Continue reading