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: Culture Victoria aims to deliver access to Victorian cultural collections. It allows users to search across the websites and databases of Victorian collecting organisations and provides information on over 700 places in Victoria that hold publicly accessible collections.
: An online dictionary of the history of the city of Sydney, Australia, from the earliest times to the present. It includes information from all areas of history including engineering history, social and cultural history and economic history, as well as related didsciplines such as archaeology, sociology, literary studies, historical geography and cultural studies. As well as historical writings, the Dictionary includes images, maps, sound, music, oral history, film, documents and pointers to important objects in Sydney collections.
National Centre of Biography, Australian National University: A collection of digitised and out of copyright compendiums of Australian biography. Titles include Australian Men of Mark, A Biographical Register 1788-1939: Notes from the Name Index of the Australian Dictionary of Biography by H J Gibbney and Ann Smith (vols 1 and 2) , Dictionary of Australian Biography by Percival Serle (vols 1 and 2)
City of Sydney: Sydney's Aldermen provides biographical information on aldermen and councillors elected to serve on the City of Sydney Council since 1842. This website provides information on over 400 former aldermen and councillors with details of their local government service history, occupation, family background, community involvement and parliamentary service.
Commonwealth of Australia: This website's aim is to trace the development of Australian democracy through the key documents directing the constitutional paths taken so far. The eight State and Territory government archives planned and produced this website in partnership with the support of Australia's National Council for the Centenary of Federation. Collected on this website are the sets of documents which tell the story of Australia's democracy.
Commercial Press: The Eastern Miscellany, one of China's most prominent weekly magazines, was published by the Commercial Press in 1904. It covered many major historical periods including the end of Qing Dynasty, the Revolution of 1911, the May 4th Movement, Anti-Japanese War, the War of Liberation. This full text database includes more than 30,000 articles, 12,000 pieces of pictures, 14,000 advertisements, more than 100 million words. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale: The Dublin Castle administration in Ireland was the government of Ireland under English and later British rule, from the twelfth century until 1922, based at Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle Records, 1798-1926 contains records of the British administration in Ireland prior to 1922, a crucial period which saw the rise of Parnell and the Land War in 1880 through to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921. This collection comprises materials from Series CO 904, The National Archives, Kew, UK. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex and American Antiquarian Society: Covering American history and literature through the colonial period to 1800, this database is a digitisation of the microform set, Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800). This collection has served as the definitive resource of information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, including agriculture, foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance and witchcraft. Also available on microform. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. The continuation of Early American Imprints: Series I, this is a rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Also available on microform. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: A part of 'America's Historical Newspapers' collection, this series features images and full-text content from over 710 historical American newspapers from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Titles are also also available on microfilm. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
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 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.