Media releases for 2015

There are 19 media releases below.


July

Discovering family origins

Friday, 31 July 2015

National Family History Month, launched at the National Archives in Adelaide on Friday (31 July), provides a wealth of advice for Australians keen to discover their origins.

Eye-witness moments from Gallipoli

Friday, 31 July 2015

And the following day my mate Young Duke was killed stone dead. He was sniping at the time and Len was observing for him and I was sitting down having...

New book to help Stolen Generations reconnect

Monday, 27 July 2015

A new book to help Aboriginal Stolen Generations from the Northern Territory discover and reconnect with their families and communities was launched today (2...


25 million scattered pages reveal the Dutch East India Company

Monday, 6 July 2015

Next year will mark the 400th anniversary of exploration of the west coast of Australia by Dirk Hartog and the Dutch. As part of an ongoi...


June

Aussie Anzacs feature on Imperial War Museums website

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

An international collaboration between the National Archives of Australia and the UK's Imperial War Museums (IWM) has ensured that  Australian Anzacs are n...

National Archives exposes the ongoing impact of war

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

For many Anzacs, the horrors of war didn’t end when they returned home. Ongoing health problems – both physical and mental – often meant unemployment, disabi...

War brides: where there is war there is love

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

During World War I, more than 13,000 Australian soldiers married while overseas on service.



May

Public servants need new skills

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Every public servant needs the skills to create and manage digital government information, not only a small group of specialists, says the National Archives ...

Daily beer breaks for SA workers

Monday, 4 May 2015

Adelaide's early brewers, wine makers and black marketeers will be lurking in the shadows of the Franklin Hotel on Saturday when many of their secrets come o...

Digital awards recognise public service trend-setters

Monday, 4 May 2015

Public service trend-setters have been recognised for world-class digital achievements in the National Archives’ inaugural Digital Excellence Awards, announc...



April

Aboriginal diggers forced to pretend

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Aboriginal men, banned from serving in World War I, sometimes falsely identified themselves as nationalities such as part-Maori, Indian or black American so ...


March

Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past

Monday, 30 March 2015

A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices, at the National Archives of Australia, brings to light the previously hidden ...

Antarctic exhibition finishes traverse of Australia

Monday, 23 March 2015

An exhibition featuring a rare collection of Australian Antarctic artefacts has been viewed by more than 370,000 people during its national tour, which finis...

Immigration Place Australia announcement

Saturday, 21 March 2015

The National Archives of Australia has welcomed the announcement of the winning design concept for Immigration Place Australia.


Migrant memories fading fast

Monday, 2 March 2015

There are only days left to catch the latest exhibition at the National Archives of Australia A Ticket to Paradise?


February

A contemporary new home for the nation's archival treasures

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The future of Australia's 40 million Commonwealth records has been assured, with a contract for a new purpose-built preservation and storage facility announc...


January

Former PMs battled over original Constitution

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A document that British and Australian prime ministers crossed swords over in the 1980s is on public display at the National Archives of Australia this weekend.

Migrant memories stirred at National Archives

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The latest exhibition at the National Archives A Ticket to Paradise? has rekindled memories for former migrants and their families, say the gallery ...

Boost for little-known aspects of Australian history

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association (AHA) are continuing to encourage postgraduate archival research into little-kno...



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