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The Library was established by the National Library Act 1960, which defines the Library’s role, corporate governance and financial management framework. As a corporate Commonwealth entity, the Library is subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).
The National Library of Australia acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive including the records of people who have passed away.