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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

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

Out of the Cabinet: nothing like a dame (Edna)

Issue 8 October 2012

Ian Warden uncovers a 1983 Hawke Cabinet decision that helped bring an end to Australian knights and dames. 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 underwater menace: transcript

Issue 7 April 2012

Doctor Who: But Professor Professor: Yes? Doctor Who: Even supposing you succeeded, you know what will happen, don’t you? Professor: You, tell me Doctor. Doctor Who: Well the water will be converted into super-heated 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

Building good governance in the Pacific

Issue 4 October 2011

An overview of the development and significance of the Recordkeeping for Good Governance Toolkit. Continue reading

Archives takes training to Indonesia

Issue 3 July 2011

An overview of the ‘Managing government records’ training program in Indonesia – a first for the Archives. Continue reading