Australia has no collection of diaries and letters reflecting on ordinary people’s lives. Diaries like these are valuable and significant historical sources that reveal everyday histories. Macquarie University’s Centre for Applied History want to develop a diary archive in Australia.

Do you or your family have diaries, personal memoirs or letter collections in your possession? These can be written in any language, and describe any aspects of the lives of Australian people or people who have lived in Australia. The Centre for Applied History want to collect documents that have not been written for a public audience.

If you’d be interested in donating your diaries to this potential archive, please contact the Centre for Applied History briefly describing the document: who wrote it, how long is it, what period does it cover, what subjects are discussed?

Contact details:
Diary Project
Centre for Applied History,
Macquarie University
arts.cah@mq.edu.au

Image: Letters from Louis Vasco (Vasco Loureiro) from England and France, 1916-1918, courtesy State Library of NSW

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