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Access over 4000 sources worldwide including passenger lists, UK censuses, civil registration indexes, convict records, British Army WWI pension records and directories, and more.

Note:due to the pandemic Ancestry Library Edition is temporarily available from home to Victorian residents with a State Library membership.
  • Australian content rich
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Explore nearly 100,000 pages of fully cross-searchable literature from 1930s to the present from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, with strong Indigenous and female representation. In-copyright fictional and poetry works are paired with author interviews, documentaries, scholarly writings, and other multimedia.
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Explore the evolution of food cultures and traditions through cookbooks, advertising ephemera, government reports, films, and more. Key issues include agriculture, nutrition, and food production.
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Find vital industry statistics and analysis for small-to-medium (SME) enterprises generating $10 million or less.
Note that the State Library subscription covers Australian reports only. Downloads not available.
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Discover worldwide causes, effects, and responses to World War II refugee crises and displaced persons through 700,000 pages of manuscript records sourced from the National Archives of UK and USA, the British Library, World Jewish Relief and more.
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