People Australia

People Australia is an initiative of the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University. It contains stand-alone biographies. It also searches all of the National Centre of Biography’s biographical websites Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia, Women Australia,…

Adoption and Forgotten Australians

A family history research guide, by the State Library of Victoria, for adopted people, Forgotten Australians and child migrants.TIP: Check state libraries and state archival repositories for similar guides

Aboriginal Placenames

The book Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and re-naming the Australian landscape, edited by Harold Koch and Luise Hercus, co-published with Aboriginal History Inc, 2009, is available in printed form or as a free download.


An index to the Koori Mail from May 1991 to current. There is also an index to biographical information from Our Aim (1907-1961), Dawn (1952-1969), New Dawn (1970-1975) and Identity (1971-1982). Digitised copies of the Koori Mail (1991-current), Dawn and…

Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the present time

This extensive site includes:• Indigenous Australians at War by Garth O’Connell – This includes details of prisoners of war,  bibliography, links, honour roll, biographies, memorials and more.• Indigenous Family History Research – Searching for your family’s war service records• Reading…

Mura Gadi

An online guide to manuscripts, pictures and oral histories relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders held in the National Library of Australia. There are online index searches, searches by region and links to digitised copies of the material if…

Australian Aboriginal Genealogy Resources

This site by Paul Mackett provides access to extracts and transcripts from a wide range of publically available documents and records such as birth, death and marriage indexes, prison records and mission records.