National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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  • Visited the NAA recently while researching some family tree matters and the young man on the counter was an absolute gem. He gave us many good hints and ideas and was so helpful and answered all of ou...  more »
  • A great place to start searching for family history. The staff were very helpful when I trying to search for the service history of my late husband.  more »
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  • The National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity. The collection traces events and decisions that have shaped the nation and the lives of Australians. Visitors are welcome to explore our collection, online or in person, to learn more. As well as preserving history, the National Archives plays a key role in helping to ensure the Australian Government and its departments are effective and accountable to the people. Under the Archives Act 1983, the National Archives has two main roles: To preserve Australia’s most valuable government records and encourage their use by the public; and to promote good records management by Australian Government agencies. In fulfilling these responsibilities, it ensures that Australians have access to a national archival collection so they may better understand their heritage and democracy. Through individuals’ interaction with various government departments, aspects of their lives are preserved for future generations. Family historians find a wealth of information in our records, as do academics and other researchers.
  • Caught the Walter Burley Griffin exhibition which was really interesting both architecturally, artistically and from a town planning point of view. There are some interesting things to see, but it's probably not for everyone. I enjoyed looking through some of the historical photos being displayed.

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