Using Primary Sources

Explore this year’s theme of Causes and Consequences using primary sources from the National Archives of Australia.

The National Archives’ special category prize is for excellence in the use of primary sources (archival records) from our collection. 

The National Archives’ collection contains records about key events and decisions that have shaped Australian history. With more than 40 million items, there will be a record to spark your interest.

You may wish to research the following topic areas and identities for the Using Primary Sources category:


First Australians


You may also choose to explore Causes and Consequences through your own topic selected from the National Archives’ collection.

The following may help you to choose your own topic:

Further information about the National History Challenge.

Sponsor Details:

National Archives of Australia

National Office location:
Kings Avenue,
Parkes ACT 2600

Our postal address:
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604

Phone: + 61 2 6212 3600