National Archives of Australia


‘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

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

In brief: Issue 11

Issue 11 July 2013

Constitution Day speakers forum asks who cares about the Constitution, an online network for Indigenous research, the latest exhibitions news, and more. Continue reading

Reviving a ghost town

Issue 9 January 2013

A remote South Australian ghost town is receiving another breath of life, delivered by enthusiastic volunteers drawing upon historical records. Melanie Harwood explains the role of the National Archives in Continue reading

Design 29 and the making of Australia’s national capital

Issue 9 January 2013

A new exhibition at the National Archives tells the tumultuous history of our national capital, using cutting-edge augmented reality technology. Continue reading

Journeys to the ice: uncovering the unexpected

Issue 7 August 2012

Researcher Amy Lay found fascinating records about Antarctica, and a few surprises, in the Archives' collection. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 6

Issue 6 April 2012

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading

1982 and 1983 Cabinet records release: transcript

Issue 6 January 2012

Narrator: On 1 January 2012, the federal Cabinet records of 1982 and 1983 were opened and released to the public for the first time. These documents provide interesting insights into the Continue reading

In brief: Issue 5

Issue 5 January 2012

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading

Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience

Issue 4 October 2011

The behind-the-scenes contribution of Archives staff in developing an exciting new exhibition. Continue reading