PAC – Pan-Pacific Areas

TAS Research on Relevant Authors from the Pan-Pacific Areas

Carey, Peter

Harpur, Charles

Lawson, Henry

Malouf, David

Morgan, Sally

Porter, Peter

Documents: Maps, Images, and Texts


Australian Literary and Historical Texts (SETIS)
Collection of more than 300 Australian literary and historical texts. This page includes a listing in alphabetical order by author’s name, as well as keyword search and browse by category pages.

The Digital Collections (National Library of Australia)
Pictorial material, maps, printed music, manuscripts, and selected books and serials from the National Library of Australia

Australian Periodical Publications
a digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845.

New Zealand

New Zealand Electronic Text Center
Free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials, offering an ever expanding, fully searchable, set of images and full-text books, manuscripts and journals
Subject: Literature: Large collection of literature produced by New Zealand authors

Timeframes: New Zealand and the Pacific through images
contains selected images of the Alexander Turnbull Library

New Zealand Cartoon Gallery
Showcases the latest work of New Zealand’s leading cartoonists

New Zealand Art Gallery
Major holdings of New Zealand and European art works. Access 12,000 works through the Gallery’s on-line catalogue.

Papers Past
Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1932 and includes 58 publications from all regions of New Zealand.



The National Library of Australia
Sites on Australian history, sites collecting historical documents, links to archives, registers, museums and libraries.

National Archives of Australia
110 key documents of Australian history.

Oxford Companion to Australian History
Edited by Graeme Davison, John Hirst and Stuart Macintyre. With the assistance of Helen Doyle and Kim Torney. Rev. Ed. Oxford: OUP, 2001VPN-client necessary

Oxford Companion to Australian Military History
Edited by Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Ewan Morris, Robin Prior and Jean Bou. 2nd Ed. Oxford: OUP 2008. VPN-client necessary

Australian War Memorial
Gateway to information on the military history of Australia. Includes a Biographical Database,links to research projects and a Journal.

New Zealand

New Zealand History Online
Website is edited by the History Group of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.


Companion to Tasmanian History
The Companion was produced by the Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies, in the School of History and Classics at the University of Tasmania. Edited by Alison Alexander.




“Film in Australia” (Culture Portal)
Introduction to the history of Australian film and a directory of related links.

Australian Screen (National Film and Sound Archive)
Australian Screen provides information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years.
It also includes teachers’ notes that identify and describe the educational values of many of the film clips.

New Zealand

NZ on Screen
Free access to hundreds of films, documentaries, tv-classics, music videos and new media produced in NZ, along with background information.

Indigenous Australians

Australian Aboriginal Studies (Academic Info)
Directory of Online Resources

Australian Museum
Introductory information on the life and history of indigenous people in Australia.

Australian Stories – Index
The Culture Portal of the Autralian government contains many sections on indigenous history, culture and society.

PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive
many categorized links on the subject of indigenous Australia.


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