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: Provides access to a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers. Sister site to Connected Histories British History Resources 1500 - 1900 (available on eResources).
National Archives (Great Britain): The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. The collection contains over 11 million historical government and public records and is one of the largest in the world, containing paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings. The catalogue is available to search online.
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. 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.
: 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.
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.
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.
Gale Group: 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.
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.
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.
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.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
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 guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.