History

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.

Open Library collects details of published books. It also holds loanable copies of ebooks including some about or from Australia. It makes audiobooks available to print for disabled people.

The National Library of Scotland Maps site contains many high-resolution, colour, zoomable maps. The maps are mainly of Scotland and date from 1560 to 1970.
NationalMap is an online map-based tool. It allows easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies. Various datasets can be overlaid and explored on the map.
Australian medical pioneers is a database of early Australian doctors. It includes doctors who were resident in Australia up to 1875.
The National Archives of Australia collects, preserves and provides access to Government records. Many records are available online for professional research or personal interest.
First Languages Australia promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The site contains educational resources including an interactive languages map.
Map Search allows layering of various historical Australian maps over current maps. It provides an interactive way of exploring how places have changed over time.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography contains biographical information on over 13,000 people. It is a useful source of historical information on notable Australians.
Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. It largely contains books that are in the public domain. These have been digitised by volunteers.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library contains many books and archives on global biodiversity. Full text of rare and early publications relating to Western Australia is available.

OldPerth maps historic photographs from the State Library of WA. The site includes lesson plans for school classes and links to the library catalogue.