National Archives of Australia

Issue 1 January 2011


Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and US President Jimmy Carter at the White House, Washington DC, United States, 1980.

1980 revealed through Cabinet records

On 1 January 2011, the Archives released the documents of the 1980 Fraser Cabinet.

Ross Gibbs, Director-General, National Archives of Australia

Welcome from the Director-General

Ross Gibbs, Director-General of the National Archives of Australia, launches Your Memento.

A patrol officer checking a native canoe, New Guinea, 1948.

A tale of two Kiaps

The stories of two Kiaps – one told through official archival documents and the other through a privately held collection of memorabilia.

Trooper Claudio Sponza, midway through his two years in the national service scheme, 1966.

‘Nasho’: how a nation responded

Archives records reveal how Australians negotiated the requirements of the national service scheme between 1964 and 1972.

Ray Culvenor and Anna Epstein at their Sandon farm in central Victoria, 2009.

Love lawn: a tale of destiny

The story of Anna Epstein, who fell in love with a man whose family was connected to her own by an archetypal Australian symbol.

Meteorological register kept at Port Arthur by TJ Lempriere, May 1837.

Archives conservation efforts assist global warming research

Some of the oldest records held by the Archives contain information that can help us understand the problem of global warming.

The ruins of huts in the prisoner of war camp, Sandakan, North Borneo, October 1945. (Australian War Memorial: 120457)

2500 dead: a preventable tragedy?

A re-appraisal of events surrounding the deaths of 2500 Australian and British prisoners of war in Borneo during World War II.

Leigh Haversekara plays Jane Barton to give students an insight into Edmund Barton's life, September 2010.

In brief: Issue 1

News and information from the Archives.

4 comments on "Issue 1"

  1. Rodney Barker says:

    Is this the end of PDF Mementos? Personally, I would much prefer that format to these HTML articles.

  2. Hi Rodney,

    Thank you for your comment. The PDF version of Memento was our former online/electronic version of the print edition, which has also been discontinued. Instead, Memento has been moved online as “Your Memento” to make it accessible to a wider audience, particularly our growing online audience.

  3. Tony says:

    Please go back to providing a pdf version!

  4. Richard says:

    I have to agree with the other posters – please provide a .pdf version!

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