National Archives of Australia

Posts Tagged as: 1980s

Children’s stories fit for a prince

Issue 11 July 2013

What to buy for a royal baby? We look at the options considered for Australia's gift to Prince William in 1982. Continue reading

Out of the Cabinet: the news is brought to you by…

Issue 9 January 2013

Using recently released 1984 and 1985 Cabinet records, Philip O’Brien reveals the Hawke government considered ads on the ABC and other controversial changes to the national broadcaster. Continue reading

Out of the Cabinet: nothing like a dame (Edna)

Issue 8 October 2012

Ian Warden uncovers a 1983 Hawke Cabinet decision that helped bring an end to Australian knights and dames. Continue reading

Out of the Cabinet: America’s Cup runneth over

Issue 7 July 2012

Ian Warden uncovers a submission urging the government to make the most of American interest in Australia in the wake of the 1983 America's Cup. Continue reading

Out of the Cabinet: a sweatier Australia

Issue 6 April 2012

Ian Warden uncovers a 1982 Fraser Cabinet submission imploring a greater use of air-conditioning in the Commonwealth fleet of cars. Continue reading

Out of the Cabinet: Desperately seeking a national anthem

Issue 5 January 2012

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