National Archives of Australia

Issue 10 April 2013



The common grief of Empire: early Anzac Days in Britain

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


Return to sender? Not if the postie could help it

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

Destination: Australia

Destination: Australia: the curator’s favourites

Archives curator Tracey Clarke shares some of her favourite images from the vast Immigration Photographic Archive.


Prohibition in Canberra: King O’Malley and the ‘dry’ capital

Discover the ‘dry’ years of Australia’s national capital and the charismatic politician who fought against the ‘stagger juice’.

Design 29

Inside Design 29: the visitor experience

A look inside the augmented reality experience of Design 29: creating a capital, an Archives’ exhibition celebrating the centenary of Australia’s national capital.


What a gem! Don’t drink six middies an hour and drive

Meet the Aussie ‘slobs’ who featured in a 1970s campaign against drink-driving.


In brief: Issue 10

Forced Adoptions project, hundreds of family historians attend Shake Your Family Tree events, the latest exhibitions and events news, and more.

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