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Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the collections covering the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and Ireland (not the United States and Canada collections). Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. (If the United States and Canada collection is selected, users are only able to access the small amount of free information available, not the complete collection.) Popular records contained in the collections include birth, marriage and death records; census records; British newspapers; parish baptisms, marriages and burials; military records, and passenger lists of ships leaving the UK. A key collection is that of the British in India, produced in partnership with the British Library, and including the records of the British India Office and the East India company
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.
Gale Cengage Learning: This resource combines biographies from over more than 135 Gale Group publications with full-text articles from magazines and newspapers as well as images and links to quality assessed websites. It allows users to search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor, based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Informit: Contains details of the members of India's lower-house (the Lok Sabha) of Parliament elected between 1977 and 1991. The database includes biographical information provided by the members of parliament, and includes death dates, references to obituary notices, and notes about recent events in legislators' careers.
Information on the Australian Honours System, and a database giving names of recipients of Australian and Imperial awards.
National Centre of Biography: Contains entries from the Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement, 1788-1975. Entries are for over 2,000 activists who have made a significant but under-recorded contribution to the Australian labour movement at both the national, state and local levels.
Gale Cengage Learning: Provides a resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Includes full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries, book reviews, author profiles. Also provides access to Gale's Literary Index, a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
HRI Online Publications: London Lives makes available a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners from a range of backgrounds and occupations. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances. Users can link together records relating to the same individual, and to compile biographies of the best documented individuals.
National Archives of Australia: Mapping our Anzacs allows users to to browse over 375,000 records of service in the Australian army during World War I according to the persons place of birth or enlistment.
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 however 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. War service records as well as other family history material is also held.
A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.
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.