ANU Archives launches new database

(6 June 2014)  The Australian National University Archives has launched a new database which makes national treasures of business, unions and The University available online for the first time.

National Archives of Australia Director-General David Fricker launched the new ANU Archives database, which includes historic documents from Australia’s colonial history.

Among the treasures are copies of letters from New South Wales to the London Office of the Australian Agricultural Company, and copies of letters by Company staff from 1824.

The archives also contain records of the establishment of the first Australian branch of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers Union, when a group of 26 members held a meeting on board the Frances Walker en route to Sydney on 8 October 1852.

There’s a lot more in the databases as you can read here.