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41. FreeNational Archives of Australia

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.

42. FreeNINES: Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online

: NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship) provides digital collections and other resources for the undertaking of nineteenth century studies. Provides access to nearly one million digital objects and 119 sites. Content includes primary and secondary materials, images, catalgoue records, digital projects and subscription databases.

43. LicencedNineteenth Century Collections Online. Asia and the West: diplomacy and cultural exchange.

Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The Asia & the West collection features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

44. LicencedNineteenth Century Collections Online. British Politics and Society

Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The British Politics and Society collection includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the long nineteenth century. Topics include British domestic and foreign policy, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, leisure and many others. Primary sources include manuscripts, maps, drawings, newspapers, periodicals, government correspondence, letters, diaries, photographs, poster, pamphlets and more. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

45. LicencedNineteenth Century Collections Online. Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature.

Gale: Spotlighting a distinguished array of historic atlases, gazetteers, travel narratives and a variety of maps, the Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature archive presents unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of leisure travel. The materials focus on travel and exploration during the nineteenth century, including a myriad of sketch maps created during colonial exploration and expansion. Includes both European and non-European travel narratives. Cross searchable via Gale Primary Sources. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

46. LicencedNineteenth Century UK Periodicals

Gale Cengage Learning: 19th Century UK Periodicals is a database using content from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland,the National Library of Australia, and many other sources, to make available digitised versions of key 19th Century UK Periodicals. For the over 180 periodicals currently available, every front page, editorial, article, poem, recipe, advertisement and classified ad that appeared within their pages for the time period available is accessible. Users of the database will be able to search every word on every page. To be released in 5 series, the National Library currently has access to Series 1: New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humour and Leisure/Sport, and Series 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary and Colonial. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

47. FreePANDORA: Australia's Web Archive

National Library of Australia: PANDORA is a growing collection of copies of Australian online publications, established initially by the National Library of Australia in 1996, and now built in collaboration with nine other Australian libraries and other cultural collecting organisations.

48. FreeParliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia: The website includes links to Hansard, Bills, committees and publications as well as ParlInfo, the Parliamentary Document Repository. Information about curent and historical parliaments (including links to Australian state and territory parliaments), elections and referendums, publications and key Internet links are available through the Parliamentary Library link.

49. FreePassengers in history

South Australian Maritime Museum: Comprises a passenger database developed by the South Australian Maritime Museum containing details of all 328,000 passengers and 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and 1961. Also includes volume 1 of Log of Logs, a listing of ship's logs and diaries, produced by Ian Nicholson. Also connects to Trove to enable linking to relevant newspaper material.

50. LicencedPolicing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894-1945

Gale: This collection contains a large portion of the archives of the British run municipal police force based in Shangai's former International Settlement. The most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Other documents include supporting reports, handbills, translations of Chinese press coverage and clippings from the English Language press. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

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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.

"Federation Research Guide"

A guide to the collections of Federation-related material held by the National Library of Australia and elsewhere

"Convicts"

Research guide highlighting collection material and online resources relating to all areas of convicts in Australia.