The National Archives of Australia is a body established in 1961 by the Government of Australia for the purpose of preserving Commonwealth Government records. The organisation sits within the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio, reporting to the Hon Simon Crean MP, Minister for the Arts. The national office is in Canberra with offices in each state capital and Darwin.

The chief executive officer is the Director-General. The agency is divided into five branches: National Coordination, Access and Communication, Archive Operations and Preservation, Government Information Management and Corporate, each headed by an Assistant Director-General.

There are a number of factsheets and publications on family history and related areas.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1].

The website is [2].

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