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View Resource Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation

"Sorry Day," held on May 26, 1998 in Australia, was an attempt on the part of some Australians to come to grips with the policy of forced removal of Aboriginal children that took place for 150 years until the 1970s. The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, made up of 25 members, over half of whom are Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders, as well as members of the Commonwealth Parliament,...

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/orgs/car/
View Resource Our Nation's Album: The Library's First 100 Years

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the National Library of Australia showcases the history of its people, services, and buildings at this Website. From its founding in 1901, library milestones include the purchase of Dewey Decimal Classification in 1905, the launch of Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS) in 1945, which went online in 1976, and the institution of later services for...

http://www.nla.gov.au/history-of-the-library
View Resource Nineteenth Century Exploration of Australia

Created by Dr. Charles H. Smith and Jennifer Rakestraw, this well-crafted site is built around an Australian map that details the routes taken by nineteenth century Australian explorers. The map has been reproduced into three online sections -- western, central, and eastern -- and each section contains a list of explorers who navigated that region of the continent. Also included are Internet links...

http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/australia/
View Resource Australian War Memorial

The online presence of the Australian War Memorial, located in Canberra, Australia, this site contains dozens of valuable resources for those with a penchant either for Australian military history or merely for finding the military unit in which a relative may have served during the past 100 years. With numerous sectional headings, the Web site has an effective long-form essay that serves as a...

https://www.awm.gov.au/
View Resource Technology in Australia 1788-1988

This electronic book, made available by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Center, is an enhancement to the original print version published in 1988. The book documents two centuries of technological development in the country, beginning with the aborigines, moving to agricultural expansion, and ending with large-scale research in science and technology. Five chapters cover specific...

http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/titlepage.html
View Resource National Archives of Australia: Documenting a Democracy

How is a nation formed? That question alone has vexed political scientists, historians, and aspiring nation-builders for centuries. The answer is often quite complex, and only in rare cases do we have a complete answer. The National Archives of Australia has recently created this website which explores the various documents that tell about the creation and formation of their country as a...

https://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/
View Resource Burke & Wills Web

Unless one has a penchant for the history of Australian exploration or the 1985 film "Burke and Wills", they may not be familiar with the personages of Robert O'Hara Burke and his third in command, William John Wills. In 1860, they set forth from the city of Victoria on their way to explore their way across the continent of Australia. While the expedition successfully crossed the continent, some...

http://www.burkeandwills.net.au/index.php
View Resource Uncommon Lives

The Uncommon Lives series on the National Archives of Australia website takes an approach to Australian history that not only encompasses the well-known history-makers, but also lesser known people's role in shaping Australian history. One of the stated goals of the Uncommon Lives series is to show how amateur historians and researchers alike can use the archives to find biographical resources....

http://uncommonlives.naa.gov.au/
View Resource Trove Screenshot

Trove, a service created and maintained by the National Library of Australia, aggregates pictures, journal articles, newspaper articles, music, maps, diaries, and many other resources that illuminate the history and culture of Australia over the past 200 years. Readers may like to begin by selecting from any of the various categories (Books, Maps, Archived websites, etc.). For instance, selecting...

http://trove.nla.gov.au
View Resource Eyes on the Past Screenshot

"Faces offer an instant connection to history, reminding us that the past is full of people," writes Tim Sherratt, Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra and the designer of Eyes on the Past. For this unique project, Sherratt downloaded hundreds of images of people's faces that appeared in Australian Newspapers between 1880 and 1954. He accessed these images from...

http://eyespast.herokuapp.com