The following is a list of headings to be used in the ANBD for the Australian Army, Air Force and Navy, and includes guidelines on establishing headings for an individual unit or component of the Army. For the full reference structure under these headings please consult the Libraries Australia Authorities database.
Use the following headings for the Australian Army, expeditionary forces and reserves.
|1901-1905||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bCommonwealth Military Forces|
|1914-1921||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bAustralian Imperial Force (1914-1921)|
|1939-1945||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bAustralian Imperial Force, 2nd (1939-1946)|
|1905-1946||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bMilitia|
|1941-1945||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bVolunteer Defence Corps|
|1948-1983||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bCitizen Military Forces|
|1983||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bAustralian Army Reserve|
Establishing headings for individual units
When establishing a heading for an individual unit or component of the Army, enter it directly under the heading for the principal service of which it is a part as instructed in AACR2R rule 24.24A1, e.g.
Australia. Army. Battalion, 10th.
Australia. Army.Royal South Australia Regiment. Battalion, 10th.
Australia. Army. Light Horse Regiment,6th.
Australia. Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921).Light Horse Regiment, 6th.
Include other elements of the hierarchy only when it is known that a conflict exists, such as when an infantry battalion was raised with the same number for both the home-based and expeditionary forces in the Second World War, e.g.
Australia. Army. Australian Imperial Force, 2nd. (1939-1946).Battalion, 2nd.
Since this occurrence is extremely rare, in case of doubt, omit the hierarchy, e.g.
Australia. Army. Battalion, 2nd.
If a military unit is numbered, record the numbering in arabic ordinal numbers regardless of the form in which it appears on the publication, e.g.
Australia. Army. Battalion, 10th.
Australia. Army.Battalion, Tenth.
Record the numbering of the second A.I.F. battalions in the form 2/XX,e.g.
Australia. Army. Battalion, 2/3rd.
Australia. Army.Battalion, 2nd/3rd.
Australia. Army. Battalion, Second Third.
When establishing a heading for an infantry battalion, record only the word ‘battalion’ and the number of the unit, regardless of the way the name is written on the item being catalogued, e.g.
Third Australian Infantry Battalion
4th Infantry Battalion
Australia. Army. Battalion, 3rd.
Australia. Army. Battalion,4th.
Australia. Army. Battalion, 5th.
thus providing useful collocation and lessening the possibility of duplicate headings.
Use the following headings for the Australian Air Force and its Reserves.
|1914-1919||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bArmy. ‡bAustralian Flying Corps|
|1919-1921||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bAustralian Air Corps|
|1921-||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bRoyal Australian Air Force|
|1928-1939||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bRoyal Australian Air Force.‡bAuxiliary Air Force|
|1939-1960||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bRoyal Australian Air Force.‡bCitizens’ Air Force|
|1960-||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bRoyal Australian Air Force.‡bAuxiliary Air Force (1960)|
Use the following headings for the Australian Navy and its Reserves.
|110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bCommonwealth Naval Forces|
|1913-||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bRoyal Australian Navy|
|1911-||110||1||-||‡aAustralia. ‡bRoyal Australian Naval Reserve|