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1. FreeACTMAPi - ACT Government online interactive maps

ACT Government: Multi-layered online mapping, imagery and land information for the Australian Capital Territory. Allows for customised maps to be created and printed.

2. FreeAlphabetical list of place names NSW

Geographical Names Board of NSW: This book was compiled in 1954 by a Lands Officer, the late Ernest C. Gleeson, and it alphabetically lists all the place names in the NSW Eastern and Central Division Parish Maps at that time. There are an estimated 22,500 name entries in this list (some of which no longer exist). Information includes place name, county, parish, land district, pastures protection district and local government authority.

3. OnsiteAntique Map Price Record

Old Maps.com: Antique Map Price Record includes the most up-to-date information on the antique maps market. The database currently contains over 20,000 entries of recent dealer and auction records, representing over 1,000 mapmakers. This data was compiled from the offerings of over 100 dealer and auction catalogs, representing the quickest way to investigate map prices and study trade in cartographic materials. The database will be continually updated, with both historical data and new information. Click on the "Search PriceFinder" link at the bottom of the page to conduct advanced searches.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. LicencedAusGeoRef

American Geological Institute: AusGeoRef is a subset of the GeoRef database published by the American Geological Institute. It contains more than 170,000 bibliographic references to Australian geoscience literature and is regularly updated. References are drawn from journal literature, meeting proceedings and abstracts, books, reports and maps. References contain complete bibliographic information and URLs for documents published on the web.

7. FreeAustralian Mines Atlas

Geoscience Australia: Provides an authoritative understanding of Australia's known mineral and energy (solid fuel) assets, mines and production/processing centres (existing and planned). The Atlas is continually being updated with new mineral resource, location data and company web links

8. OnsiteAustralias national geosciences, minerals and petroleum reference database - AESIS

RMIT Publishing: This database includes Australian-generated published and unpublished documented materials over the full range of the geosciences, minerals and petroleum. From 1979 it also covers material published on continental Australia by non-Australian sources. Source documents include over 600 journal titles, monographs in series, books, conference papers and proceedings, technical reports, maps, theses, and unpublished and open-file reports predominantly from the State Geological Surveys and Department of Mines and Geoscience Australia.

9. LicencedChatham House Online Archive. Parts I and II 1920-2008.

Gale Cengage Learning: Contains nearly 90 years of research, expert analysis and commentary, subject indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs from the archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Provides full text access to the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures, and their fully searchable transcripts. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

10. FreeGeoscience Australia : Place Name Search

National gazetteer for Australia and offshore territories. Search over 300,000 geographical names for location and spelling as well as links to Geoscience Australia mapping products. Also provides sheet number and name for the 1:100,000 map series. The Gazetteer of Australia is compiled by Geoscience Australia and is part of the Geoscience Australia website.

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Our subject guides

"Aerial photographs"

This guide outlines the scope of the aerial photograph collections held at the National Library of Australia. It also provides guidance to users in how to locate the photographs through the online catalogue and topographic map sheet indexes.

"Australian maps for family historians"

A guide to how to use and find maps in the National Library of Australia to research family history. This guide covers pastoral and squatting maps, county and parish maps, real estate and sales plans.

"British and Irish maps for family historians"

This guide suggests map resources to try when researching British or Irish origins at the National Library of Australia. Maps suggested include gazetteers, Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of London and other towns.