National Archives of Australia

Issue 2 April 2011


World War I British War Medal (obverse)

National Archives plays vital role in returning lost war medals

The tale of how the Archives helped two lost World War I medals return home.

Raelene Boyle crosses the line for a silver medal in the 200-metre final, Munich Olympic Games, 1972

Out of the Cabinet: what if the ‘Thorpedo’ had to be compensated?

An insight into the 1980 Cabinet deliberations surrounding the issue of payment to athletes who boycotted the Moscow Olympic Games.

A photo of Michael McCarthy around 1953

A family’s history: finding Michael

The story of how the Archives helped Angelique Baker locate a brother she never knew she had.

Detail of a beer bottle label, 1949–50

Cheers! Here’s to South Australian brewing and winemaking

A glimpse at the Archives’ records relating to the brewing and winemaking industry, some dating as far back as 1894.

Brisbane in flood, 1974

National Archives: assisting a country of extremes

An overview of the role the Archives plays in protecting valuable records in Australia’s harsh natural environment.

Detail of a diagram of a UFO sighting, 1955

What a gem! Flying saucers and other aerial objects

A focus on an exciting or unusual record from among the millions of documents held by the Archives.

A Gogodala man, Aramia River, Western Province, December 1922

In brief: Issue 2

News and information from the Archives.

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