110 Key Documents that Are The Foundation of our Nation


MoADOPH in conjunction with the National Archives of Australia presents 110 key documents that are the foundation of our nation. This site was developed by Australia’s nine government archives, supported by the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. It contains Australia’s ‘birth certificates’ – the story of our democracy.

You can browse documents by state or place follow a themed pathway in your research or work through a timeline.

Alongside photographic records of these important documents, the website explains each document’s significance and history, it describes the document and lists its source.