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National Archives of Australia: The records in the collection of the National Archives of Australia trace the events and decisions that shaped the nation. Papers of Governors-General, Prime Ministers and Ministers are held as well as Cabinet documents, Royal Commission files and departmental records on defence, immigration, security and intelligence, naturalisation, and many other issues involving the federal government. The main focus is on records created since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. There are also some nineteenth-century records relating to functions that were transferred by the colonies to the Commonwealth government, including shipping and post offices. Most records in the collection are files, but there are also significant holdings of photographs, posters, maps, architectural drawings, films, playscripts, musical scores and sound recordings.
National Film and Sound Archive: The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive for Australia. The Archive preserves and shares Australia's moving images and sound recordings from the first film images to the modern classics. The catalogue of the Archive is available to search online.
National Library of Singapore: Online database containing the full text of current and historical Singapore and Malaya newspapers. Content covers the years 1831-2009, although not comprehensively. Newspapers include Straits Times, Straits Eurasian Advocate, Malayan Saturday Post and the Straits Chinese Herald.
Victoria University Library: A digital library providing open access to significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials, including both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources. Subject areas covered include history, literature, autobiography, language, contemporary issues and science.
The National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music aims to make more accessible the scattered and often hidden materials and resources related to Australian music.
: NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship) provides digital collections and other resources for the undertaking of nineteenth century studies. Provides access to nearly one million digital objects and 119 sites. Content includes primary and secondary materials, images, catalgoue records, digital projects and subscription databases.
Gale: The 19th Century British Library newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 national, regional and local newspapers. Titles were specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain, from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts. The collection focuses on newspapers from London, the English regions, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism. Titles were selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. The original collection was augmented by the release of Part II, which includes an additional 22 regional newspapers, further expanding the geographical, social and political range of titles available. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The Asia & the West collection features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The British Politics and Society collection includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the long nineteenth century. Topics include British domestic and foreign policy, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, leisure and many others. Primary sources include manuscripts, maps, drawings, newspapers, periodicals, government correspondence, letters, diaries, photographs, poster, pamphlets and more. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture collection features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
These are general sites for researching Australian literature on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian literature resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Mura Gadi is an online catalogue of the National Library of Australia's manuscript, pictorial and oral history resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Though it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/