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31. FreeAustralian National Dictionary

Australian National Dictionary Centre: The Australian National Dictionary is a comprehensive, historically-based record of Australian English. It is a dictionary of Australianisms - those words and meanings which have originated in Australia, which have greater currency here than elsewhere, or which have a special significance in Australian history. It records the historical development of Australian words and phrases from their earliest use to the present day, providing evidence of this history in some 60,000 dated and referenced quotations drawn from over 9,000 Australian sources. Originally published in print in 1988.

32. FreeAustralian National Shipwreck Database

Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments: The Australian National Shipwreck Database includes all known shipwrecks in Australian waters and allows users to search for those historic shipwrecks protected by Commonwealth or State/Territory legislation. This information has been collected by each of the State historic shipwreck agencies and the data are subject to ongoing editing and refining. State or Territory agencies can provide the most up-to-date information about a particular shipwreck and also maintain databases for their State or Territory.

33. FreeAustralian & New Zealand American Civil War Veterans

Paul Camp, Steve Wolf and Jim Gray: This website is a dedication to the Australian Union and Confederate Veterans of the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. It has been created from numerous sources, government documents, research libraries and hundreds of pieces of information emailed in, and donated, by individuals from all over Australia and the United States. It includes work by individuals in both the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Sons of Union Veterans, the American Civil War Round Table of Queensland, the American Civil War Round Table of Australia, the late Roy Parker and others.

34. FreeAustralian Periodical Publications 1840-1845

The Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 component of the Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project (ACDP) provides web access to digital copies of Australian serials first published between 1840 and 1845. Fiction published during the same period has also been digitised. These titles are available as searchable text from the University of Sydney's SETIS site at http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/oztexts/acdp.html

35. FreeAustralian Plant Image Index

Australian National Botanic Gardens: Contains images from the botanic collections of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Portraits of plant flowers form the bulk of the Index, but photographs of fruit, bark, shrubs or whole trees are also included. Most of the collection consists of identified Australian plant species, but there is also a large number of environmental and conservation images.

36. FreeAustralian Poetry Library

: The Australian Poetry Library provides access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audiovisual recordings. This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee.

37. OnsiteAustralian Public Affairs Full Text APAFT

RMIT Publishing: Australian Public Affairs - Full Text is an online collection of scanned images of articles from more than 500 Australian journals indexed in APAIS, the Australian Public Affairs Information Service produced by the National Library of Australia. Key topics include environment, globalisation, history, industrial relations, immigration, politics, social policy, public health and national identity. Key journals include Australian Aboriginal Studies, Australian Health Review, Australian Historical Studies; Communication, Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Australian Political Economy and Oceania. Commenced as the Australian Public Affairs Information Service or APAIS in 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues of APAIS from 1952-1977 are held in the Main Reading Room of the National Library at RF 016.3 AUS.

38. OnsiteAustralian Public Affairs Information Service - APAIS

Informit: A bibliographic database that indexed articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities. Source documents included a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books. Subject coverage includes current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. Approximately 250 journals were comprehensively indexed, as well as selective indexing from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, and some overseas journals carrying articles with an Australian content. Subjects covered include: Arts (General), Business (General), Culture and institutions, Economics, Education (General), Health (General), History (General), Indigenous peoples, Law (General), Political science. Commenced 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues from 1952-1977 are at RF 016.3 AUS.

39. FreeAustralian studies resources: full text and image collections

SETIS: The Australian Studies Resources page at the University of Sydney Library's Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS)provides access to digital editions of Australian literary and historical texts and a number of other Australian Studies Resources. Titles available in the Full Text collections include: Australian Literary and Historical Texts, Australian Classic Works (contemporary Authors on demand at Sydney University Press), Australian Federation Full Text Database ( the national debates and auxiliary writings of the 1890's, Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project 1840-45: Novels and Periodicals, Australian Poets: Brennan, Harford and Slessor, Journals of Inland Exploration, First Fleet and Early Settlement (manuscripts and published journals of the First Fleet).

40. FreeAustralian War Memorial

: The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive documentary archive. Its purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. Information available from the Memorial includes nominal rolls of Australians in various conflicts, biographical information, Red Cross files, embarkation rolls, official histories of Australia at war, and an encyclopaedia.

Our subject guides

"Australian history: selected websites"

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.

"Mura Gadi : a guide to manuscript, pictorial and oral history materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the National Library of Australia"

Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although 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/

"Australian history; print resources"

A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.

"Australian literature; Research Guide"

A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.

"Book reviews and literary criticism; print resources"

A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.

"Ebooks: a guide to finding ebooks at the National Library of Australia"

Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"Newspapers Research Guide"

A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.