Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Diaspora

This site has been created to celebrate, in 2013, the 100th anniversary of the naming of Australia’s national capital. It is gathering, and presenting online, the stories of the Canberra Diaspora – all those people who have passed through, worked…

ACT Heritage Library

This library collects, preserves, promotes and provides access to the documents that record the lives of Canberrans at home and in the wider community. Collections include books and journals; local and regional newspapers; archives and manuscripts of community organisations and individuals; photographs (online…

Images ACT – Canberra

Images ACT is the online photograph collection of the ACT Heritage Library. There are 8,000+ digitised photographs of the ACT and region mostly from collections donated by The Canberra Times and the Commonwealth Department of Capital Territory from the 1950s…

ACT Government – Search for Canberra street and suburb names

Canberra’s suburb and street names present an interesting mosaic of Australia’s local and national high achievers, its geography, heritage and history. Some of the people commemorated are well known, whilst others made their mark as quiet achievers. Our Indigenous heritage,…

Hidden Canberra

This site by Ann Gugler focuses on Westlake, but also includes early Canberra material and photographs. The site documents the hidden temporary camps and settlements where construction workers lived out of sight of permanent Canberra. Photographs, family histories, 1913 census…

Early Canberra by Ann Gugler

This site complements the Hidden Canberra site by extending the information to include articles from newspapers and other sources 1909-1930s. The People section includes obituaries plus other information. There are details on the naming of Canberra, the laying of the…

The Canberra History Web

This is a site for those interested in Canberra’s local and family history. There sections on history, convicts, cemeteries, obituaries, interesting places, blog, photos and links.

ArchivesACT

ArchivesACT was established on the 1st of July 2008 as the public access to ACT Government records section of the Territory Records Office.  Records older than 20 years are available with some exceptions. There is an extensive Image Gallery with…