Age of Exploration Archive covers five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive dedicated to the history of exploration.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents covering a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.
The Church Missionary Society archive includes reports, correspondence and photographs of the Society, including its register of missionaries (1804-1918), annual letters of the missionaries (1886-1912) and centrally produced publications, Mercy and Truth and The Mission Hospital.
Discovery is the National Archives of the United Kingdom's database of over 11 million historical government and public records. This interface provides access to some the digitised items of their collection including document, photographs, lists, posters and maps.
The First World War Portal contains personal and printed material, military files, ephemera and artwork highlighting the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of the conflict coverings an array of perspectives, wartime propaganda and recruitment material.
Frontier Life collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the English Empire from 1650-1920. Experience settlements across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Gale Primary Sources provides a single search across all the State library's Historical Newspapers and Archives Unbound subscriptions, includes the Times digital Archive, British Library Newspapers and Illustrated London News.
Migration to New Worlds collection provides a wide-ranging and in depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through personal accounts, shipping logs, convict records, and printed literature and papers.
State Library's Storylines platform ws developed provide direct access to the significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections that we hold. Browse thousands of photographs, find your family and assist the State Library in identifying and returning this vital material.