National Archives of Australia

Social history

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

Remembering Gay Pride Week

Issue 12 December 2013

Rare Archives images of Adelaide's first Gay Pride Week parade in 1973 have recently been used in an exhibition. Elizabeth Masters talks to curator Nick Henderson. 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

What a gem! For your eyes only

Issue 11 July 2013

Meet the writer who dared to ask for a subscription to a banned American magazine. 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

The common grief of Empire: early Anzac Days in Britain

Issue 10 April 2013

Professor Bruce Scates looks at the first Anzac Days in Britain and explains how they united an Empire in mourning. Continue reading

Return to sender? Not if the postie could help it

Issue 10 April 2013

Romantic entanglements, earthquakes and the detective skills of postal staff are on display in a late 19th-century file of postal 'curiosities'. Continue reading