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Australia and New Zealand: Electronic and internet resources

Electronic resources, including databases and e-journals, are available from workstations in the British Library's Reading Rooms. A list of Australian and New Zealand e-resources can be found below.

Useful internet addresses

New Zealand
Pacific Islands



Book trade

Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers
Australian Booksellers Association
Australian Book Review

Small Press Underground Networking Community (SPUNC)

  • SPUNC is a representative body for small and independent Australian publishers

Government and law

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Government
Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

History and culture


  • Anthropological research database with emphasis on Australian Aborigines
AUSTLIT: The Australian Literature Resource
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Dictionary of Biography online
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Collections Australia Network (CAN) 

  • Australian cultural heritage collections online
The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas
  • The centre is dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing and ideas

Archives, Libraries and museums

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archive
Australian War Memorial

Collections Australia Network 

  • Australian cultural heritage collections online

Libraries Australia

  • Online catalogues of all Australian libraries/Australian National Bibliographic Database; incorporates the Australian National Bibliography
LINC Tasmania
National Archives of Australia
National Gallery of Australia
National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia Trove database
Northern Territory Library and Information Service
Parliament of Australia - Parliamentary Library
Picture Australia
Picman - pictures and manuscripts in the State Library of New South Wales
Public Record Office, Victoria
Queensland State Archives
State Library of New South Wales
State Library of Queensland
State Library of Victoria
State Library of South Australia
State Library of Western Australia
State Records Authority of New South Wales
State Records of South Australia
Northern Territory Archives Service
Northern Territory Library
Australian Capital Territory Library Service

Professional associations

Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers
Australian Library and Information Association
Australian Society of Authors
British Australian Studies Association (BASA)
Britain - Australia Society
European Association for Studies on Australia

Virtual reference

Australian journals online
Guide to Australia

Southern Cross Resource Finder 

  • Database of UK institutions that hold resources useful for Australian and New Zealand research

Australian Newspapers Online 

  • National, state and local newspapers available online

Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 

  • A digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845

Australian Studies resources (SETIS) 

  • A database of digital editions of Australian literary and historical texts and a number of other Australian Studies resources
National Library of Australia Digital Collections

New Zealand / Aotearoa


Book trade

Booksellers New Zealand
  • Includes a directory of booksellers and publishers
New Zealand Book Council

Government and law

Maori Language Commission
Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand Legislation 

  • Contains New Zealand Acts, Bills, and Regulations
New Zealand Parliament


  • Provides access to a range of material on refugee law in New Zealand

Waitangi Tribunal 

  • Commission of inquiry charged with making recommendations on claims brought by Maori relating to actions or omissions of the Crown that breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi

History and culture

Creative New Zealand 

  • New Zealand arts council
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Korero Maori 

  • Learn to speak Maori
Maori culture on the net
Maori organisations and culture site
Maori news online
New Zealand history resources on the WWW
New Zealand's history online

Libraries and museums

New Zealand museums online

Publications New Zealand 

  • New Zealand publications listed in the National Bibliography
Te Papa Tongarewa - Museum of New Zealand

Professional associations

Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers
Booksellers New Zealand
Book Publishers Association of New Zealand
Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
New Zealand Poetry Society
New Zealand Society of Authors

Virtual reference

Austronesian basic vocabulary database 

  • includes Maori, Samoan and other Pacific languages

Index NZ 

  • NB this a web based search engine, not the NLNZ database of a similar name
Maori-English dictionary
New Zealand maps


  • New Zealand Electronic Text Centre - heritage materials

Southern Cross Resource Finder

  • Database of UK institutions which hold resources useful for Australian and New Zealand research
Te Puna web directory - NZ & Pacific Island websites
Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Early New Zealand Books 

  • Database of early books about New Zealand. Full text access.

Pacific Islands


Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database

  • includes Maori, Samoan and other Pacific languages
Libraries of Asia Pacific directory
The Pacific Collection - Internet Resources
University of the South Pacific


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