News

15
Feb
2018

Oral history interviews with ACT union officials available online

Interviews conducted by the Canberra Region Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History are now online. Ted Forbes, Peter O’Dea and Doug Carpenter, former Presidents of the…

15
Jan
2018

Documents on University site plan digitised by ANU Archives

The ANU Archives has digitised an early National Capital Planning and Development Committee file about the University’s site in Acton. The file begins in July 1938 when Sir Robert Garran, as…

20
Nov
2017

Digitisation of an ANU invention

Professor Mervyn Paterson started the design and construction of the first High Pressure, High Temperature (HPT) rock deformation apparatus in 1960 but it was not until 1988, when Paterson was in the…

07
Nov
2017

New Archives exhibition: 1917 A year of turmoil

ANU Archives presents a new exhibition looking at two of the dramatic and divisive events of 1917, the great strike and the conscription referendum. This exhibition includes photographs and…

17
Oct
2017

Watch the 2017 Annual Archives lecture - Indigenous lives and the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Watch Dr Shino Konishi deliver the 2017 Annual Archives lecture on ANU TV. Of the more than 12,000 individuals included in the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) only 210 (1.5%) of all entries…

10
Oct
2017

Early 20th century trade union newspapers available online

The ANU Archives has digitised and made available online early editions of two historic newspapers from the Rail and Tram Unions. The All Grades Advocate (1917) and the Co-operator (1909 - 1917)…

27
Sep
2017

Navigating the Sea of Islands exhibition now on.

ANU Pacific Research Archivist Christine Bryan presents an exhibition highlighting the history of navigation and migration in the Pacific. This exhibition will be in the Menzies Building foyer until…

26
Sep
2017

2017 Annual lecture

Dr Shino Konishi will deliver the 2017 Annual Archives Lecture on Monday 16 October at 4pm in the McDonald Room of the RG Menzies Building. See our events page for more information.  

18
Sep
2017

Minute books of pre-Federation Australian Trade Unions now available online.

The Australian National University has made available online digital copies of over 200 minute books documenting the workings of pre-Federation trade unions. Unions covered include the United…

22
Aug
2017

2017 Eric Fry labour history scholarship winner

Congratulations to Geraldine Fela, an Honours student in History at the Australian National University, who has been awarded the Eric Fry Research Grant for 2017. Geraldine's thesis will examine the…