Where to find sources on Australian history

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Primary Sources

National Archives of Australia

A huge archive with a range of primary sources from Australia's history.

Australian War Memorial

Contains a vast collection of material from Australia's military history.

Trove Newspapers Online

A collection of Australian newspapers from the past.

National Library of Australia

Has many collections of artefacts, maps and articles with regard to Australian history.

Discovering ANZACS

Explore a growing selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War.

The British Parthé News Footage Archive

Find real primary source film footage of major historical events from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

Archaeology on the Frontier (Blog)

This blog is about research relating to frontier conflict and especially the native mounted police in Queensland.

Squatters and Selectors Sources

A selection of sources about this topic.

Secondary Sources

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.

JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.