Australian culture
Australian Folklore Unit, Warren Fahey
Australian Folk Songs
The Bush Music Club (NSW)
Bush Traditions
Folk Alliance Australia
The Folk Federation of Tasmania
Jam: Folk Federation of NSW
Monaro Folk Society (ACT)
People, culture and lifestyle, Australian Government
Perry Middlemiss
Simply Australia
Top End Folk Club
Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club

Resources, libraries
Colonial Australian Popular Fiction: A Digital Archive [University of Melbourne library]
National Gallery of Australia library
National Library of Australia
State Library of New South Wales
State Library of Queensland
State Library of South Australia
State Library of Tasmania
State Library of Victoria
State Library of Western Australia
Trove Newspapers, National Library of Australia

Resources, public records
Australian Screen
Directory of Archives in Australia
National Archives of Australia
National Film and Sound Archive
Public Record Office Victoria
Queensland State Archives
State Records (NSW)
State Records of South Australia
State Records Office of Western Australia
Tasmanian Archive & Heritage Office
Territory Records Office (ACT)

Resources, overseas
Historic American Newspapers: Chronicling America, The Library of Congress [USA]
Internet Archive [USA]
List of online newspaper archives, Wikipedia
The National Archives (Public Record Office) [UK]
Newspaper collections, The British Library [UK]
Papers Past [NZ]


  1. G’day. just a quick note to say thank you for all those TROVE corrections you have painfully transcribed. I am on the home stretch of a very large e-book on Australian mining songs and your contribution in that area definitely made my job easier. I have found so much terrific material – including the original of a Frank Gardiner ballad. Great site you have going here… eclectic when it goes from old bush songs to J O’K.

    • No worries. Glad the Trove work has been of help.
      Sounds like we have a shared interest in old Australian songs.
      Hoping to get a lot of Australian poems and songs transcribed and on to the site here; such a lot of work to to, but it will be worth it in the end.
      Good luck with the e-book of mining songs; hope it goes well. Looking forward to seeing it!

  2. I was born in Australia and I am working on a project about cultures in Australia and stumbled across this great site. Good work thank you, despite me not being much of a reader of anything.
    Was wondering which other websites I could go to learn more info on more modern Australians and its culture of the 20th century.
    I will eventually contact libraries etc for information, so if you know of any librarians or historians that love sharing their Australian knowledge, please let me know.

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