Dataset: Memory of a Nation dataset


This dataset tells fascinating stories drawn from treasures of the National Archives collection -

The dataset includes a digitised version of every original item that has been put on display in the Archives’ permanent exhibition Memory of a Nation, from its launch in 2007 through to the present day. This includes an original musical score of Waltzing Matilda, a petition for Aboriginal land rights from the Larrakia people of Darwin, and Charles Kingsford Smith’s 1921 application for a pilot’s licence.

The dataset covers around 500 record items (eg. a file, object or photograph in the NAA collection).

Examples of content -

Record Item data fields include

• Theme
• Subtheme
• Title
• Keyword tags (names, places, government activities),
• Short description
• Long description
• More info
• Year (of record)
• Series number (note: a series is a group of records that has resulted from the same filing process),
• Control symbol and barcode (record item reference numbers)
• Collection (i.e. the government agency or person that created the series)
• Format (for example, photograph, letter, bound volume, plan, film, etc.)
• File name for scanned images
• Number of images
• Notes
• Digitised and Folio / page number

General Information