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NAA to further digitise PM records

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 21 January, 2019

NAA to further digitise PM records

The federal government is providing the National Archives of Australia with an additional $3 million in funding to support the ongoing digital preservation of Prime Ministerial records.

The additional funding, allocated over two financial years, will be put towards digitising the official records and personal papers from many former Prime Ministers held by the Archives.

Attorney-General Christian Porter said digitising the records will be essential to ensuring they are preserved for future generations.

“This funding will assist the National Archives in its work to preserve records of national significance and make them available to the public. Prime Ministerial records are an important part of our history and it’s important that these be available for future generations including scholars, writers and researchers,” he said.

“National Archives Australia has an ongoing program of digitising important historical records. Ensuring the papers of former Prime Ministers — both public and some personal — means that future generations can see the role they have played in shaping our nation and our democracy.”

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