About this site

The National Archives Australia’s Prime Ministers website seeks to:

  • enhance understanding of Australia’s national leadership and political history
  • provide a view of our political history from the top – through the documents dealt with by each of the 29 prime ministers
  • enable users to explore significant and original documents – many are available online
  • make original records accessible through a portal to archives and libraries in Australia and overseas.

The website is a ‘shop window’ of information, and features digitised documents from the National Archives holdings.

This website is a reference for Australia’s political history. You can:

  • look at the evidence in the original documents
  • check the facts
  • discover some intriguing stories
  • find collections with original material for each prime minister.
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Australia’s Prime Ministers was updated and upgraded with the support of the Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.