The significance of items included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register list gives us insight into our history and heritage.
Discover the process of nominating a record with AIATSIS Curators Alana Garwood-Houng and Dr Charlotte Craw.
Alana Garwood-Houng will share her experience working with the Australian Indigenous Languages Collection. Dr Charlotte Craw will focus on some of the most powerful documents in the exhibition, the Sorry Books. The Sorry Books document personal responses of everyday Australians to the history of the Stolen Generations.
To write an informed history we need to preserve the records of the past.
Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra's librarians, archivists, curators and conservators.
Access to collections is crucial for communities and researchers to ensure historical evidence is preserved and available to deepen our understanding of our past.