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The purpose of this guide is to categorise official records series, held by the Memorial, by the period to which they primarily relate. The records are generally available for reference use in the Memorial's Research Centre.

Introduction

Pre-First World War (19th century to – 1913)

  1. Administrative
  2. Biographical
  3. Naval
  4. Private
  5. Other

First World War (1914–18)

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval
  5. Official historian
  6. Copied or captured
  7. Private

Inter–World War Years (1919–38)

  1. Administrative
  2. Biographical
  3. Naval
  4. Private
  5. Intelligence

Second World War (1939–45)

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval
  5. Official historian
  6. Copied or captured
  7. Intelligence
  8. RAAF/RAF
  9. War crimes
  10. Private

British Commonwealth Occupational Force (BCOF) (1946–52)

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval

Korean War (1950–53)

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Official historian
  5. Naval
  6. RAAF
  7. Private
  8. Intelligence

Malaya and Indonesian Confrontation (1948–66)

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval
  5. Private

Vietnam War (1962–75)

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval
  5. RAAF
  6. Official historian
  7. Private
  8. Other
  9. Intelligence

First Gulf War (1990–91)

  1. Administrative
  2. Biographical
  3. Naval
  4. Official historian
  5. Private
  6. Other

Afghanistan (2001– )

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval
  5. Official historian
  6. Private
  7. Other

Iraq (2003– )

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Biographical
  4. Naval
  5. Official historian
  6. Private
  7. Other

Peacekeeping (1946– )

  1. Unit and operational
  2. Administrative
  3. Naval
  4. Air force
  5. Official historian
  6. Private

Appendix I: Memorial-created records

Appendix II: list of official records series