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On our new 'arcHive' website, you can help us to list some of our records that aren't listed online yet. As a bonus, earn points towards Archives publications and copies of Archives files for your research.

Explore the life and times of Australia's Prime Ministers.

Read about the secret history of Australian censorship.

Destination: Australia features more than 20,000 photographs of migrants who arrived in Australia from all over the world after World War II. You, or someone you know, could be among them. Share your migration story.

Discovering Anzacs – Explore a growing selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War.
Learn about the history and effects of forced adoptions in Australia. Read others', or contribute your own, experiences of forced adoption. Find information about accessing adoption records and support services.

Mildenhall’s Canberra: Can you recognise early Canberra in these photographs? Upload your own rephotograph, pinpoint locations and add comments.

The Montevideo Maru was sunk in July 1942. Search the list of those on board, view service records, add your own images and stories.

Paper research – Learn about the story of commercial paper in Australia through the collection of the National Archives – includes a history of papermaking, research on paper quality through time and a database of watermarks with fascinating images.

Vrroom: Students and teachers can easily access archival records related to Australian History, Civics and Citizenship and more.

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