Related links

This page has links to archives services around Australia, as well as relevant associations and organisations that can help you with archival research.

The Northern Territory Archives Service makes no representation concerning the contents of these sites.

Archives directory

Documenting a Democracy

UNESCO Memory of the World

National organisations

National Archives of Australia

National Library of Australia

Trove

Australian War Memorial

Collections Australia Network 

National Film and Sound Archive

National associations

Australian Society of Archivists

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia

Oral History Association of Australia 

State archives

ACT Territory Records Office

State Records New South Wales

Queensland State Archives

Public Record Office of Victoria

State Records Office of Western Australia

Archives Office of Tasmania

State Records of South Australia

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Library

Charles Darwin University Library

Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory

Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory

Historical Society of the Northern Territory Inc

Preservation information

The links below are to websites that provide preservation information on matters such as caring for family records, storage of photographs and other types of records, and salvaging records after a disaster. 

They are not the only sites available, but they are sites that have practical and easy to follow instructions for preserving your records.

Australian websites

National Archives of Australia

National Library of Australia

State Library of Queensland

State Library of Victoria

Overseas websites

Conservation Online (CoOl)

Library of Congress (United States)

Disaster preparedness

The Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. 

It’s the protective symbol specified in the UNESCO 1954 Hague Convention for marking cultural sites to give them protection from attack in the event of armed conflict. 

It’s also the name of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) set up in 1996. 

In 2005 the Blue Shield Australia (BSA) committee was formed with a mission to influence disaster preparedness and emergency management in Australia in relation to threats of all kinds, in order to ensure the preservation of cultural heritage in Australia's area of responsibility and interest.

The Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA) comprising the heads of the government archives authorities of the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and each of the Australian States and Territories has been an active supporter of BSA and its mission since September 2005.

Each year, BSA holds an annual campaign during the month of May to raise awareness about disaster preparedness in the cultural heritage sector. 

The campaign urges all Australian archives, galleries, libraries, museums, cultural heritage sites and organisations to perform at least one task to prepare for a disaster each year.

Go to the Blue Shield Australia website.

Last updated: 18 April 2016