National Archives of Australia

Posts Tagged as: World War II

The Montevideo Maru tragedy: the missing link?

Issue 7 August 2012

A document recently received by the National Archives sheds light on Australia's greatest maritime tragedy. Continue reading

Family connections: bringing the past to life

Issue 6 April 2012

Director-General David Fricker discusses his family's defence service records, discovered in the Archives. Continue reading

The ‘friendly alien’ in wartime Australia

Issue 5 January 2012

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

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

Issue 5 January 2012

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

Love lawn: a tale of destiny

Issue 1 January 2011

The story of Anna Epstein, who fell in love with a man whose family was connected to her own by an archetypal Australian symbol. Continue reading

2500 dead: a preventable tragedy?

Issue 1 January 2011

A re-appraisal of events surrounding the deaths of 2500 Australian and British prisoners of war in Borneo during World War II. Continue reading