Use our guides to explore the depths of our rich collections. You will find research advice, key resources, featured collection items, selected websites and research case studies.

We also have a number of other related resources to assist you in your research, including

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Aerial photographs

  Geography

Australian birth, death and marriage records

  Family history and genealogy

Australian cemetery records

  Family history and genealogy

Australian companies

  Companies

Australian electoral rolls

  Family history and genealogy

Australian Indigenous family history

  Family history and genealogy

Australian Indigenous language collections

  Indigenous Australia

Australian Joint Copying Project

  Family history and genealogy

Australian literature

  Literature

Australian maps for family historians

  Family history and genealogy

Australian newspapers

  Communications and media

Australian politics and government

  Government and politics

Australian shipping and passenger records

  Family history and genealogy

Australian topographic maps

  Geography

Biography

  Biography

British and Irish maps for family historians

  Family history and genealogy

British Parliamentary publications and information

  Government publications

Convicts

  Family history and genealogy

Ebooks

  Bibliographic tools

eResources at the National Library

Family history

  Family history and genealogy

Federation

  Government and politics

First World War

  History

Government gazettes

  Government publications

Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1916

  Family history and genealogy

League of Nations

  Law

Music

  Music

Overseas Newspapers

  Newspapers

Overseas series mapping

  Geography

Pacific

  Pacific

Standards

  Standards

Statistics

  History

The 1967 Referendum

  Indigenous Australia

Torres Strait Islands Collection

  Indigenous Australia

United Nations

  International organisations and relations

United States Congressional publications and information

  Law

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