Helpful hints

Hints for checking out the special features on the record page. Hover over a feature to learn more.

About tab

The about tab provides context and significance – a detailed description of the record and contextual information that give you a starting point for an inquiry.

Group tab

The group tab offers a focus for one of the topics for research. These all align to the Australian Curriculum.


Notes offer links to resources on other websites. Click on the link to explore related primary sources.

Reference number

The reference number provides a link to a single, whole file in which the record belongs. The files reside within the National Archives’ huge digital database RecordSearch.


Keywords provide more search options about a related topic.

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