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:
- Japanese War Crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s investigations and prosecutions
- Wartime internment camps in Australia
- Aboriginal petitions
- Aboriginal deaths in custody
- British nuclear tests at Maralinga
- Eddie Koiki Mabo and the Mabo case
- The Immigration Restriction Act 1901 and the White Australia policy
- Child migration
- Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia
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:
- Most popular topics on the National Archives’ website
- Personal stories of immigration to Australia at Destination: Australia
- Records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War at Discovering Anzacs
- Records on Learning resources or RecordSearch
- Official documents and transcripts on Documenting a Democracy.
Further information about the National History Challenge.
National Archives of Australia
National Office location:
Parkes ACT 2600
Our postal address:
PO Box 4924
Kingston ACT 2604
Phone: + 61 2 6212 3600