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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: 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.
National Centre for Biography, Australian National University: Obituaries Australia (OA) is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Unlike the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) which focuses on the lives of notable Australians, Obituaries Australia focuses on lesser known Australians. In addition to being linked to entries in the ADB, entries in OA are linked to online images of the original obituary as well as other useful biographical material eg service records, pictorial images.
Oxford University Press, OUP: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. Portraits of subjects are included. As of 2013 there were approximately 58,700 biographies of men and women who died in or before the year 2009. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
ProQuest: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. A great deal of information on international trade is available as well. Coverage is from 1972- and includes: News and current awareness sources Frequently updated full-text coverage of political, social, economic, cultural, financial, and business news stories at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals. Country information and statistics Political, economic, social, and business profiles; guides and outlooks; core national and regional statistics; frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis. People and institutions Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business and cultural organizations. Policy and analysis National and regional level full-text archive of white papers, government documents, journals, and legislation, complete with selected topic analysis. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
: Contains summaries of RAAF fatalities in date of death order. Includes mission details, names, ranks and musterings of crew members, and the known circumstances of the failure of aircraft to return from missions.
LINC Tasmania: Provides a name index and full text access to documents relating to Tasmanians from 1803 to late 1980s. Records available include: Arrivals, Births, Census, Deaths, Convict permissions to marry, Departures, Divorces, Naturalisations and Wills.
RMIT Publishing: A resource designed to assist genealogists, historians and researchers locate biographical information on as wide a range of Australians as possible. It is an entry point to biographical information in a wide variety of sources, including Who's Who, biographical dictionaries, topical and local histories, and published family histories. Entries cover all periods of Australian history.
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.
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 research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.