A collection of poetry and fiction works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Containing over 480 titles, published from the 1930s to today and including a strong focus on Indigenous and female voices.
This is an online streaming database of documentary and educational videos from many of Australasias video publishers. The collection contains more than 500 hours of content and includes video published from the mid-20th century to the present day, covering regional perspectives in a broad range of disciplines. Content has been sourced from several collections including: National Film & Sound Archive, SBS, George Andrews Productions, Beamafilms, and Electric Pictures.
This resource provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Material includes first-person accounts, letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials.
This database covers journals journals printed between c1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion. It also contains some Australian content.
This provides streaming access to over 450 videos representing the work of indigenous filmmakers around the world. Local material covered includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua Niu Gini (also known as Papua New Guinea), Solomon Islands and other regions. Content has been sourced from several collections including National Film & Sound Archive of Australia, SBS, Mexican Film Board, and National Film Board of Canada.
The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PMB | Pambu) copies archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands and the material provides the most extensive collection of non-government primary documentation on the Pacific Islands available to researchers on microfilm held by member libraries. The aim of the Bureau is to help with long-term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible. The full version of this catalogue is available for Member libraries such as the State Library of New South Wales.
This database contains digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, trench journals, personal narratives, memoirs, ephemera, objects (shown in 3D), propaganda recruitment posters, sheet music, postcards, scrapbooks, sketches and paintings, and trench maps. The database covers the wars in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Balkans, Eastern Front, Gallipoli, Home Front, Italian Front, Middle East, war at sea and in the air, as well as the Western Front.
From the Eiffel Tower and the Space Needle to the invention of television, chewing gum and hotdogs, world fairs have shaped our world. This eresource digitizes primary source material from over 200 world fairs and exhibitions. Coverage includes the world fairs held in Sydney (1879) and Melbourne (1881), and Australian material for fairs around the world. Key exhibits: aeronautics, art and architecture, chemistry and chemicals, entertainment, fashion and beauty, food and drink, lifestyle and domestic living, light and electricity, manufacturing and machines, nature and natural resources, technology and communications, transportation and visual culture. By Adam Matthew Digital.
This is the online version of the multi-volume reference work. It contains authoritative biographical entries on over 10,000 significant Australians who died before 1994. It can be searched by name, gender, religion, cultural heritage, and occupation.
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A collection of more than 120,000 images, 15,000 of which are available online. Images include natural and historic places listed in the Register of the National Estate and the Australian Heritage Database.
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The Australian Indigenous Index or INFOKOORI is a State Library of NSW index to the Koori Mail: the fortnightly national indigenous newspaper, published in Lismore, NSW, since May 1991, that focuses on the Indigenous people of Australia. INFOKOORI is also an index to biographical information from other periodicals held by the NSW State Library including: Our aim : a monthly record of the Aborigines' Inland Mission of Australia. (19071961), Dawn : a magazine for the Aboriginal people of N.S.W. (19521969), New Dawn (19701975) and Identity: Aboriginal Publications Foundation (19711982). Full-text versions of Dawn and New Dawn are available from AIATSIS. Published by the NSW Aborigines Welfare Board, they contain family history information such as births, deaths, and marriages, and hundreds of photographs. They also contain articles about conditions and activities on reserves, stations, homes and schools in NSW. Historical information about Aboriginal people and communities is also being added from other newspapers published in NSW that are held by the NSW State Library, such as the Armidale Express, the Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent, the Australian Evangel, Today, the Daily Examiner (Grafton) and the North-western Watchman (Coonabarabran).
AIATSIS is a research, collections and publishing organisation with a priceless collection of print, photographs, video and audio. It promotes knowledge and research on all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, languages and stories. You can explore their online collections, research guides, publications, and many digitised collections including The Koori Mail, Dawn and New Dawn, notebooks and diaries.
A register of documents vital to Australia's history. This is one of 40 similar programs run by UNESCO for various countries of the world. It aims to preserve key documents in archives and library collections around the world and ensure that they are always available.
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Resources in Australian history and literature at the University of Sydney Library's Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS). SETIS is the creator of digital editions of Australian literary and historical texts and hosts a number of other Australian studies resources.
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The Australian War Memorial's national collection covers Australia's past involvment in the following armed conflicts : New Zealand (Maori Wars) 1860-1866; Sudan (NSW contigent) 1885; South Africa (Boer War) 1899-1902; China (Boxer Uprising) 1900-1901; the First World War (1914-1918); the Second World War (1939-1945); British Commonwealth Occupation Forces (1946-1952); the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960); the Korean War (1950-1953); Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966); the Vietnam War (1962-1972); the Gulf War (1990-1991); East Timor (1999 - ); Afghanistan (2000 - ); Iraq (2003 - ) and various peacekeeping operations.
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