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Twenty-five archives, libraries, museums, galleries, and universities around Australia and New Zealand have donated their digital image collections to this site, which provides access to over 600,000 images documenting Australia’s cultural history. Images are primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries and include drawings, prints, posters, paintings, photographs, sculpture, and a few costumes and weapons. Browsing alphabetically or through “Picture Trails,” as well as simple and advanced search modes, are used to access the pictures. First-time users will find the “Picture Trails” section a helpful introduction to the collection’s material. Among the 40 “Picture Trails,” which contain between 50 and 150 images each, one can find subjects as diverse as the arts, the environment, and Australian military, politics, and industry. There are also a number of “Trails” on Australian ethnicities, such as “The Chinese-Australian Story,” “Indigenous arts,” and “The Maori story.” All images are accompanied by a short description and identification information.

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