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1. Onsite(CDROM)Index to the Historical Records of Australia

Elizabeth Hook: Provides an index to the complete set of Historical Records of Australia (as at January 2004). The series are: Governors' despatches to and from England 1788-1848, Despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states, Legal papers 1786-1827, Resumed series III. The complete published set of this series is available in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection at the National Library at RF 994 HIS. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE NEWSPAPER MICROFORMS READING ROOM ON JUKE BOX PC.

2. OnsiteA Chronology of Australian Historic & Current Events - AUSCHRON

RMIT Publishing: A chronology of significant events in Australian history with emphasis on current happenings; it covers all topics from politics and law to the arts and sport.

3. FreeAIATSIS Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

AIATSIS: The Institute seeks to provide understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present through undertaking and publishing research, and providing access to print and audiovisual collections. It undertakes research in indigenous health and wellbeing, education, history and cultural transmission, language, arts and cultural expression as well as native title and traditional ownership. Access to collections is provided through Mura, the Institute's online catalogue.

4. FreeArchive of the Royal Society

Royal Society Publishing: The Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific publisher and its archive is the most comprehensive in science. Its journal archive, comprising more than 69,000 articles and dating back to 1665 is available online and all articles more than 70 years old are permanently free to access. Titles covered include the following: Biographical Memoirs, Biology Letters, Interface, Interface Focus, Notes and Records, Open Biology, Proceedings, Proceedings A, Proceedings B, Philosophical Transactions, Philosophical Transactions A, Philosophical Transactions B.

5. FreeArchives Portal Europe

European Commission: The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.

6. FreeArrowsmith's Australian maps

eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne: Digital copies of maps relating to Australia found in John Arrowsmith's London Atlas, which through successive editions, had a life of 24 years, from 1834 until 1858. Also includes references to the appearance of these maps in publications other than the atlas and as part of Arrowsmith's map stock available for individual purchase.

7. FreeAtlas of New South Wales

NSW Land and Property Information: Interactive atlas of New South Wales. Allows users to navigate around a digital map of NSW and explore maps of the Census 2006, Population, Heritage Sites, Agriculture, Elections, Crime and History.

8. FreeAustralian Dictionary of Biography

Australian National University: The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. It contains concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history. The biographical articles are those found in the printed work which is available in the Main Reading Room at the National Library at RF 920.094 AUS.

9. FreeAustralian Digital Collections

University of Sydney: A digitised collection of Australian literary an historical texts. Includes the following special interest collections which may be browsed and searched separately: Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project; Australian Federation Full Text Database; Australian Poets: Brennan, Harford, Slessor; Classic Texts in Australian and International Taxation Law; First Fleet and Early Settlement; The John Anderson Archive; Joseph Henry Maiden Botanical Texts; Journals of Inland Exploration.

10. FreeAustralian Dress Register

: The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress in New South Wales pre 1945. This includes men's, women's and children's clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday. Users can browse the collection using the timeline, or by other means including garment type, gender, place of origin.

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Our subject guides

"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/

"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.

"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,

"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.

"First World War"

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.