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Section includes records relating to the Australian military and naval forces during the Malayan Emergency, post Emergency operations in Malaysia, and the Indonesian Confrontation. Records less than 30 years old are generally unavailable under the Archives Act 1983.

1) Unit and Operational Records

AWM95 Australian Army commanders' diaries [related control series: AWM96]

AWM101 Records of Chief of the General Staff

AWM125 Written records – Miscellaneous - Southeast Asian conflicts, 1948-1975

AWM177 Australian Army commanders' diaries, duplicates

AWM370 Records of 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, 1946-2001

2) Administrative Records

AWM121 Army Office Operations Branch records

AWM122 Department of Defence, Joint Planning Committee records from joint military operations and plans

AWM175 Press releases (Defence, Navy, Army, Air, Supply)

AWM176 Defence instructions

AWM200 Records of Headquarters FARELF (Far East Land Forces) [related control series: AWM202, AWM203, AWM204]

AWM201 Records of Headquarters Australian Army Force FARELF (Far East Land Forces) [related control series: AWM212]

AWM205 Records of Army Working Group (AWG) [related control series: AWM212]

AWM206 Records of Headquarters ANZUK Force (Australia New Zealand United Kingdom) Force [related cotrol series: AWM212, AWM213]

AWM207 Records of Administration Headquarters ANZUK (Australia New Zealand United Kingdom) Force [related control series: AWM209, AWM210, AWM211, AWM214]

AWM208 Records of units under command of Headquarters ANZUK (Australia New Zealand United Kingdom) Force [related control series: AWM212, AWM215]

AWM216 Records of Defence Administrative Office (DAO), Singapore [related control series: AWM212, AWM217]

AWM264 Chiefs of Staff monthly reports (1951-1956)

3) Biographical Records

AWM119 Office of Military Secretary, Army honours and awards confidential working files

AWM150 Roll of Honour cards, Malayan Emergency

  • Series available in microform

AWM151 Roll of Honour cards, Malay Peninsula

  • Series available in microform

AWM152 Roll of Honour cards, Sabah/Sarawak

  • Series available in microform

AWM237 Roll of Honour cards, supplementary sources

4) Official Historians' Records

AWM263 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts 1948-1975 - Crises and commitments: The Politics and Diplomacy of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1965 - Records of Peter Edwards

AWM267 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 - Medicine at war: Medical aspects of Australia's involvement in Southeast Asia 1950-1972 - Records of Brendan O'Keefe and F. B. Smith

AWM269 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 - Emergency and Confrontation - Records of Peter Dennis and Jeffrey Grey

AWM278 Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975 - Up top: Royal Australian Navy in Southeast Asian Conflicts, 1955-1972 - Records of Jeffrey Grey

5) Naval Records

AWM78 Reports of Proceedings, HMA Ships and Establishments

AWM124 Naval historical collection

  • Series of original records and other material acquired by the Navy Historical Records Section and its successors. Covers a broad range of subjects.

AWM178 Records of the Royal Commission into the loss of HMAS Voyager

AWM179 Records of the Royal Commission into the statement of Lieutenant Commander Cabban (Second Royal Commission into the loss of HMAS Voyager)

AWM180 Naval investigations and enquiries

6) Private Records

PR83/124 Air Commodore D W Colquhoun, Joint Services Staff College notes. 1941-1964