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Australia in World War II, 1939 - 1945

A guide to records held in the ANU Archives


This is a guide to resources relating to World War II held in the ANU Archives. 

Please use the tabs on the left to explore different types of material.

The ANU Archives preserves the university's own archives and collects archives of business, trade unions, professional associations and industry bodies, to support research by the University community and the general public. 

This guide lists archival items relating to the Second World War. In most cases material has not been digitised, but you can request it for viewing in the Archives reading room. Please note that the guide is not exhaustive, and there will be other material that is relevant within ANU Archives collections. 

Please see Using the Archives for more information on how to access the archives and use them for research.


Background image : CSR Limited Head Office photographs (NBAC 171-912)

Yarraville Refinery - first aid squad standing by during gas attack training exercise (Oct 1941)