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History : Australia, New Zealand & Oceania: Home

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island history.


1767 map of Australia by John Stockdale.

Citation & Writing Help

Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.

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Additional information on researching history and on writing.

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Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: australia stolen generations history
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "come on shore and we will kill".
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "woollacott angela"


Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles on Australian & New Zealand history. 

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Australia & New Zealand. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.

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