Aerial photographs – Fact sheet 191
The major aerial photographic collections held by the National Archives are listed below. Additional photographs may be identified by conducting a phrase search in RecordSearch using the term aerial photo*.
Accessing some of the collections may not be straightforward because they are not always well indexed. Inquiries should be directed to the office holding the records.
Aerial photographic collections
The National Library of Australia holds prints of approximately 800,000 aerial photographs of Australia taken from 1928–87, as well as useful information on using map indexes and flight diagrams to identify specific records of interest.
The N H (Doc) Fisher Geoscience Library holds approximately 1.4 million aerial photographs of Australia and Papua New Guinea dating from the 1940s.