About

VRROOM was developed and is maintained by the National Archives of Australia. 

VRROOM highlights a selection of primary sources from the Archives' collection for quality online teaching and learning opportunities. VRROOM promotes the development of source analysis and critical thinking skills.

Through the records and accompanying historical and educational context, students and teachers can deepen their understanding of Australian society, the environment and scientific discovery.

To learn more about using VRROOM, take a tour or read about our selection of records.

The resources on VRROOM have been developed to align with the current curriculum, and in partnership with organisations such as:

  • ABC
  • Curriculum Corporation, through the National Digital Learning Resource Network
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs

Quality assurance

All content in VRROOM is informed and directed by major curriculum areas for primary and secondary school students. It is highly relevant to 20th-century Australian History and to Civics and Citizenship. It is also a valuable tool for senior secondary students of English, Science and ICT – see curriculum connections.

VRROOM is also assessed for educational and historical soundness. The National Archives has consulted with educators across the states and territories and historians in their specialty areas. We have also drawn on the expertise of the Curriculum Corporation as a maker of online learning resources for schools.

VRROOM is also assessed for educational and historical soundness. The Archives has consulted with educators across the states and territories and historians in their specialty areas. We have also drawn on the expertise of the Curriculum Corporation as a maker of online learning resources for schools.

Citation

When using Vrroom resources cite: 

National Archives of Australia, VRROOM – Virtual Reading Room, vrroom.naa.gov.au.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on any aspect of VRROOM. In particular, if there is something in our collection that you'd like to see in VRROOM, we invite you to request a record.