About the book
Government Records about the Australian Capital Territory was produced by the National Archives of Australia and ArchivesACT as part of the Canberra 100 celebrations. The year 2013 marks a century since the official naming of Canberra as the nation's capital.
Meticulously researched and extensively referenced, this research guide provides a comprehensive overview of the administrative history of the ACT, its people, important activities and events in the twentieth century. Along with historical narrative, it contains records listings from the National Archives, ArchivesACT and other relevant collecting institutions.
Structured according to functions that are primarily the responsibility of the Australian Government or ACT Government, Government Records about the Australian Capital Territory delves into the unique history of the Territory, from the perspective of a diverse range of subject areas. It is an invaluable tool in the search and discovery of archival records relating to the history of the Territory.
About the author
Ted Ling worked at the National Archives of Australia for 31 years in a variety of positions, both in Canberra and a number of state offices. He worked in reference and access services, as well as managing archive buildings. Following his retirement in 2006, he completed a PhD on the Northern Territory’s pastoral industry during the Commonwealth era, and subsequently wrote a guide to Commonwealth records about the Northern Territory which was published in 2011. Ted’s other interests include reading, travelling and learning to play the harp.