Pictures and images

SA Memory

An online gateway to South Australian culture and heritage. This multimedia website focuses on the South Australian experience. It illustrates and interprets themes to highlight South Australia’s people, places, issues and events from the colony’s beginnings to contemporary times. A selection…

State Library of Victoria – Pictures Collection

This Collection documents Victoria’s history visually, through artworks, objects and photographs. It includes images of Victorian people, the built environment, public and private gardens, and historical events. The collection contains paintings, drawings, prints, cartoons, photographs, sculpture, architectural drawings, posters, postcards,…

Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia

This database is a catalogue of historical images of Chinese, Chinese immigrants and their descendants held in Australia. It primarily draws on the photographic holdings of the Chinese Museum but also includes photographs from other online archives, publications and private…

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a database of 77+ million freely usable media files (images, sounds and videos) to which anyone can contribute. This is a great place to search for images of places, churches and ships. TIP: Use the search box…

National Archives of Australia – PhotoSearch

National Archives of Australia RecordSearch use the PhotoSearch tab to access 420,000+ digitised photographs 1800-2012. There are photos of buildings, people in their workplace and migration related images. You can also browse the collection alphabetically by subject.TIP: Search for names,…

National Library of Australia – Pictures

The Pictures collection focuses on Australian people, places and events, from early European exploration of the South Pacific to contemporary events. It includes material in a wide variety of formats which documents significant people, places and events in Australian history…

Australian War Memorial

This extensive site is a must for family history research. The wealth of online material includes biographical databases; collection databases (art, photos, film, sound, heraldry, military technology, private and official records, books, journals, maps, sheet music, war diaries); digitised records…