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This is a page listing various resources dealing with Australian history, geography and related topics and subjects. Resources range from website and online article links to lists of recommended non-fiction bibliography.

General Historiography

Archives and Documents

Newspapers at the State Library of Victoria

Alfred Hospital Index - Index to Deaths at the Alfred Hospital and the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum. Includes names, ages, nativity, cause and date of death of residents of Melbourne in the 1860's and 1870's

Deaths in the Melbourne Hospital, 1867-1880 - During the years 1867 to 1880, the Melbourne (Australia) ARGUS newspaper printed monthly lists of deaths that occurred at the Melbourne Hospital, in the state of Victoria, Australia.

The Coorow-Waddy Database - Database of past residents of Coorow, Waddy Forest, Marchagee and Gunyidi.

The Three Springs Database - Database of past residents of Three Springs, Arrino and Dudawa in Western Australia.

Convict Transportation Registers Database - The British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm. You can find details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more.

Ireland-Australia transportation database - The National Archives of Ireland holds a wide range of records relating to the transportation of convicts from Ireland to Australia covering the period 1788 to 1868. In some cases these include records of members of convicts' families transported as free settlers.

Nature and the Environment

Geoscience Australia: Shaping a Nation - Australians live on the driest inhabited continent in the world, with unique flora and fauna and some of the cheapest energy resources available. In this address, geologist Richard Blewett outlines how geology has shaped the economic and social history of this country. He takes our geological history through to present day, noting the geohazards, challenges, possible solutions and choices we face when it comes to balancing and maintaining the environment with the economy. ‘The gorilla in the room is climate change’ says Blewett, as he delivers our ‘secret geological history’. This public lecture was hosted as part of the 2013 Earth Science Week.

Unique Australian Animals

Australian Megafauna

Paleontology and reptile research bibliography

Native fish species of Australia

Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH)


National Railway Museum of Australia

Tram Museum Adelaide

Wongm's Rail Gallery - “Photographs of trains and railway infrastructure from around Victoria.”

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