National Archives of Australia

Issue 5 January 2012

 

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Director General Mr David Fricker

From ASIO to Archives: new Director-General

The Archives has a new Director-General – Mr David Fricker.



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The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Archives

A look at Ruth Park’s delightful children’s book The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow – part of the Archives’ copyright collection.



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Big skies, big horizons, small towns

Archives staff member Melanie Harwood shares her response to the Smalltown photographic exhibition of far-flung towns across Australia.



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The ‘friendly alien’ in wartime Australia

Dr Daniel Leach uses the Archives’ records to provide an insight into how Australia’s friendly aliens were treated during World War II.



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Out of the Cabinet: Desperately seeking a national anthem

Ian Warden exposes the 1982 Fraser Cabinet deliberations about the uncertainty surrounding the words and the tune for our national anthem.



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What a gem! Enemy property: café noir, dolly pink and chin-chin blue

Why was a beautiful colour swatch card from 1928 considered enemy property during World War II?



Launch of Traversing Antarctica - The Australian experience exhibition,

In brief: Issue 5

News and information from the Archives.



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