National Archives of Australia


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

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

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

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

When the Minister met Mick: Rolling Stones 1973 tour

Issue 9 January 2013

With the Rolling Stones recently celebrating 50 years together, Your Memento revisits the band’s 1973 tour to Australia and secret government records that reveal why it almost didn’t happen. 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

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

James Massola at Shake Your Family Tree: transcript

Issue 4 April 2011

I found a wealth of things. I’ll run through a few of them that kind of surprised me, basic things like the date that he was born – December 1 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