Guides to effective researching of Air Force history and heritage
While History and Heritage Branch – Air Force (airforce.history [at] defence.gov.au) maintains an extensive reference collection containing books, magazines and journals, electronic files and oral history interviews and transcripts, there is a wealth of information on the RAAF's history and heritage freely available from other sources that is of use to the researcher, historian and writer.
This page provides links to guides and fact sheets available from institutions such as the Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia and National Library of Australia that will help with ensuring your research is effective.
Australian War Memorial Research Guides
Aside from being a place of commemoration of the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict, the Australian War Memorial also maintains an extensive collection of material to help researchers and historians discover the history of Australia defence forces. Within this collection is a vast range of material on the RAAF, its people and its units. The following research guides will aid anyone researching this history.
National Archives of Australia Fact Sheets
The National Archives of Australia provides a series of comprehensive fact sheets to aid people with their research. Please find below links to the sheets of most use to those researching Air Force history and Air Force personnel.
National Library of Australia Research Guides
The National Library of Australia holds “the greatest collection in the world of material relating to Australia and the Australian people”, with its cornerstone being online repository, Trove. Trove provides extensive Australian and online resources such as books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, and other archives. The following research guides with application to Air Force History are provided by the NLA.