General records authorities (GRAs) set out requirements for keeping, destroying or transferring records of business common to many agencies. Provides links to the current set of General records authorities.
Provides information on records held by Archives which would be of interest to family historians. It links to information about where to start, and how to find immigrant records, defence service records, indigenous records and other records.
The NAA holds records about people who arrived from overseas during the 20th century and some who arrived during the 19th century. They also hold records about Australians who left and returned to Australia.
Australian Government records held by the National Archives include a lot of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their histories.
Provides Archives' holdings of defence-related records. Complements the Australian War Memorial which holds most of the operational records of war.
Investigate the National Archives' collection through education resources designed to connect with life in the classroom.