Thursday, March 09, 2006

Great website - Picture Australia

Picture Australia is a great resource for students and researchers. This one-stop search engine enables access to images from pictorial collections across Australia and some NZ collections. You can search for images of events such as Gallipoli or the Melbourne Cup, individuals, places such as your home town or city, artwork, objects such as costumes or machinery; flora and fauna, buildings, and so much more. A search for 'children' for example retrieves 20,000+ images of children throughout the history of Australia. A search for 'Dubbo' (a country town in NSW) retrieves 1500 images. It's best to use the Advanced Search option to narrow and refine your search - for example a search for images of children in the Dubbo region.

Pictures Australia is an initiative of the National Library of Australia. Why not submit your own photographs of your community to Pictures Australia? Check here for details.

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