Section includes records relating to the Australian military and naval forces during the years between the World Wars.

1) Administrative Records

AWM1 Pre-Federation and Commonwealth records

  • Series of miscellaneous items created by various units

AWM27 Records arranged according to AWM Library classification

  • Series of files and miscellaneous official papers from former donated records (DRL) accessions and other series. Covers a broad range of subjects.

AWM49 Inter-war Army records

  • Series of miscellaneous unit correspondence and routine orders relating to the administration and organisation of units located in the eastern states, mainly Victoria. Covers the period 1920-1941

AWM51 AWM security classified records

  • Series of unrelated items originally processed by the AWM Library as confidential for security, storage and access reasons. Includes army war books

AWM61 Eastern Command registry files

AWM62 Southern Command registry files

AWM365 Map Collection of Major General George Vasey CB CBE DSO

AWM366 Records of the Australian Defence Force Peacekeeping Centre

2) Biographical Records

AWM182 Office of the Military Secretary, Officer's Record of Service ledgers

3) Naval Records

AWM50 Records of HMA Naval Establishments, Sydney

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.

AWM185 Records of the Royal Commission on Cockatoo Island Dockyard

AMW187 Records of the Royal Commission... [into]...the retirement of Lieutenant Commander A D Casey from the Royal Australian Navy

AWM239 RAN Medical Officers' journals

AWM369 Royal Australian Navy – Court-Martial records

4) Private Records

PR88/154 AVM A T Cole, administrative diaries and papers related to RAAF duties. 1916-1946

PR90/129 Major General C Rosenthal, administrative papers. 1914-1935

  • Collection temporarily unavailable, requires conservation work and arrangement and description

5) Intelligence Records

AWM347 Directorate of Military Intelligence - Collection of historical war records