In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
The Australian Register includes some of our most significant, confronting and fascinating archival collections. To read the inscriptions is to be reminded of the diverse and complex experience of the peoples of this land, including the Indigenous and colonised, explorers and settlers, convicts transported across vast oceans and Pacific Islanders trafficked across the seas to labour in Queensland. We also learn about different groups of workers, who mobilised to win recognition of their rights to better wages and working conditions and of women of different backgrounds, who campaigned to win basic political rights, to vote and stand for election to the national parliament.
Professor Marilyn Lake, Patron of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World of Committee.
In 2015 the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register achieved the milestone of 50 inscriptions since its inceptions in 2001. This book celebrates this milestone, describes the inscriptions already on the Register, and encourages further inscriptions, especially from hitherto unrepresented areas of our documentary heritage.