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Australian Defence Force Academy: CD-ROM version of the 1911 text of information relating to the Australian contingents in the Boer War by Lt Colonel P. Murray. Also titled 'Official records of the Australian military contingents to the war in South Africa' and held at NL 968.2 AUS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
: 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 audio/visual 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.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities. Source documents include 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. APAIS comprehensively indexes approximately 250 journals. Overseas sources are also scanned for material on Australian subject matter. APAIS also indexes very selectively from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, as well as from 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.
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).
A collection of databases covering rolls, manuscripts, the catalogue, photographs, sound recordings etc.
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 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/
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.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.
A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.
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