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Natural History Museum (UK): On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as The First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their destination on 18 January 1788, 18 years after Captain James Cook had first landed on the east coast of Australia at Botany Bay. One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of aboriginal people, the landscape and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony. Drawings have been arranged under four themes: Natural History; Ethnography; Topography; and History.
University of Wollongong: First Fleet Online consists of information about 780 convicts who were transported to Australia in 1787. It contains a database of the First Fleet convicts; background notes about the sources of the data in the database; diary extracts, stories and letters of the time; advice about how to approach learning in general; suggestions on how to investigate the topic of the First Fleet in particular; reference and links to other information about the Australia's past.
Australian Defence Force Academy: AIF Project. Provides the only comprehensive list and details of the 621 men of the AIF who were killed in action on the first day of the Gallipoli campaign. Use Internet Explorer to use this CD.
: This site records and studies the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. It uses the extensive surviving Tasmanian convict records which provide detailed descriptions of the convicts' heights, eye colour, literacy, skills, family history, problems and temperament. Digitised images of the records are provided. This website is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. FOR OPTIMUM USE THIS WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE VIEWED IN FIREFOX.
Gale Cengage Learning: Allows cross-searching of the Gale range of historical newspaper collections subscribed to by the National Library of Australia. Users can simultaneously search or browse across the Times Digital Archive, the Sunday Times Digital Archive, the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, the Financial Times Historical Archive, the 19th Century British Newspapers (Parts I - IV), the 19th Century UK Periodicals Series I New Readerships and Series II Empire, the Illustrated London News Historical Archive, the Economist Historical Archive and Punch Historical Archive.
Gale Cengage Learning: Gale's Literary Index provides quick and easy access to the printed editions of our 43 literary series. These series contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.
Chadwyck-Healey: The Gerritsen Collection of Women's History (Chadwyck-Healy and Proquest) provides an entire international library spanning four centuries and documenting the lives and experiences of women in the public and private arenas. This collection was begun in the late 19th century by Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen. This leading feminist and the Netherlands' first woman doctor brought together an unmatched body of material from continental Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It contains 4,471 monographs (in French, English and German) and 265 periodicals covering mostly the years 1860-1900.
The J. Paul Getty Trust: Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for art, architecture, decorative arts and other material culture, archival materials, visual surrogates, and bibliographic materials. Free access is provided to the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), the Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)and the Union List of Artists Names (ULAN).
Contains articles about Australian Theatre history and a 3500 entry historical database of people associated with Australian Theatre.
City of Sydney Archives: The Historical Atlas of Sydney contains digital versions of maps and associated documents dating from the earliest days through to the present.
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/
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
A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.
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,
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.
The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.
A guide to Australian Indigenous language material held in the Manuscript collections of the National Library of Australia. Arranged by State and Territory and then alphabetically by language group. Descriptive information relating to the various manuscript collections containing language material is included.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.