National Archives of Australia

Issue 12 December 2013


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Anzac mystery solved

Zoe D’Arcy discusses how a trans-Tasman family mystery was solved using the Archives’ records, and how an exciting new website may be able to shed light on other similar mysteries.


Life in the ‘town that sprang from nowhere’

Sara King tells us what social and community life was like in the early days of Woomera in remote South Australia.

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Remembering Gay Pride Week

Rare Archives images of Adelaide’s first Gay Pride Week parade in 1973 have recently been used in an exhibition. Elizabeth Masters talks to curator Nick Henderson.

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A special bond with our national capital

Senior Archives conservator Ian Batterham looks back on his 30-year journey caring for the stunning Griffin designs for Canberra.

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What a gem! Myer Goldberg and his reversible knickers

The amusing story of ‘two knickers in one’.


A genealogy of the Commonwealth: Administrative Arrangement Orders

Find out how the Archives plays the role of family historian of the Commonwealth.

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In brief: Issue 12

News and information from the Archives, including the Larrakia petition handover, Vintage Canberra Facebook page, exhibition news and Audiovisual World Heritage Day.

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