Collections online

Collections online include online exhibitions and digitised collections.

The online exhibitions present curated information to enhance your discovery of the story behind the content. The digitised collections show items which have been digitised as part of our ongoing preservation work.


We have created a range of online exhibitions which enhance and provide curated information on digitised collection items that relate to important events or cultural experiences for Indigenous Australians.

Stafford Brothers Online Exhibition

Stafford Brothers

In the Centenary of ANZAC, 'The Stafford Brothers' online exhibition commemorates the service and sacrifice of the original ANZACs and tells the story of three Aboriginal servicemen, descendants of the Darug (Warmuli Clan)/Gamilaroi.

The Lone Protestor

A M Fernando Notebooks

An introduction to the life of Anthony Martin Fernando through digital copies of his incredibly emotive notebooks, which were written while he was living in London from 1929 to 1930.

The Referendum Australia Had to Have

The Referendum Australia Had to Have

As the nation discusses recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution, it is important to understand what led the nation to a referendum to change the Constitution on 27 May 1967.

Remembering the mission days image

Remembering the Mission Days

Explore the Aborigines’ Inland Mission influence over Aboriginal people through newsletters issued from 1905 to 1966, as well as the regulations controlling Indigenous Australians during that period.

Digitised collections

This section features collection items which have been digitised as part of our ongoing collection preservation work.

Diana Mudgee

Diana was an Aboriginal woman from the Piambong/Mudgee area of New South Wales.

From the loss of her parents at a young age, through childhood marriage and motherhood to her connection with one of the most important families in Australian history, Diana's life was nothing short of inspirational. It's a story that needs to be told.

Collectors of Words

Information on Australian languages has been written down from at least 1770, with the collection of words at the Endeavour River by Captain Cook in his voyage up the east coast of Australia.

To remove and protect

The state and territory government legislation

The Sorry Books

The Sorry Books were an opportunity for ordinary Australians who wanted to do something in response to the Federal Government's refusal to make a formal apology to the Stolen Generations.

NAIDOC Posters

Each year NAIDOC Week has a theme. This is a record of NAIDOC posters from 1972 to now.

Yirrkala Bark Petitions

Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963

Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963 gain insights into the worry that people were feeling as the mining encroached on their land and their children's futures.