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.
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.
The Historical Aerial Photography collection tracks the use and development of land. It is a helpful way of locating places in Australia from 1928 to the present. Photographs can be searched by state and are free to view.
Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature Archive presents unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of leisure travel during the nineteenth century, including a myriad of sketch maps created during colonial exploration and expansion.
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.
The National Geographic Virtual Library contains a digital reproduction of articles and photos from all National Geographic publications documenting life on our planet with articles on culture, global events, nature, science, technology, exploration, discovery and the environment.
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.