National Archives of Australia

Family history

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

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

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

Destination: Australia: the curator’s favourites

Issue 10 April 2013

Archives curator Tracey Clarke shares some of her favourite images from the vast Immigration Photographic Archive. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 10

Issue 10 April 2013

Forced Adoptions project, hundreds of family historians attend Shake Your Family Tree events, the latest exhibitions and events news, and more. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 9

Issue 9 January 2013

Latest exhibition news, funding for innovative research, Shake Your Family Tree events, Archives supporting abuse inquiries, and more. Continue reading

Meet the Hoogenhouts

Issue 8 October 2012

Amy Lay introduces the Hoogenhout family and a new website featuring thousands of photographs of people who have migrated to Australia. Continue reading

Archives vintage: the good wife

Issue 7 August 2012

How do you measure up as a 'good wife'? We take a look back at expectations of wives in 1950s Australia, as represented in the Archives' photographic collection. Continue reading

The Montevideo Maru tragedy: the missing link?

Issue 7 August 2012

A document recently received by the National Archives sheds light on Australia's greatest maritime tragedy. Continue reading

Family connections: bringing the past to life

Issue 6 April 2012

Director-General David Fricker discusses his family's defence service records, discovered in the Archives. Continue reading