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Australian Government Web Archive

The Australian Government Web Archive (AGWA) is a web archiving initiative of the National Library of Australia which complements the Library's long established PANDORA Archive. The AGWA public interface was released in March 2014. The AGWA is a collection of Commonwealth Government websites. Initially content collected specifically for the collection commenced in June 2011. However earlier content sourced from other web archiving activities is progressively being added (see 'Latest updates' below). Selected older government web content along with some state and local government material may also be found at in the PANDORA Archive.

Latest updates: Content from the harvest of Government websites undertaken in mid-December 2014 is now fully indexed.

We have made some significant improvements to the indexing and searching. You can now search using numbers (e.g. dates, report numbers) as search terms. You can also use a proximity operator. For example "Christmas island 2012"~3 will return results with the search terms located within a proximity of 3 words. This is very useful when searching reports etc.

We have also added an enhancement to the advanced text search screen allowing you to limit your search using a date range. When entering dates in the calendar you must enter dates in the order: year, month, day.

Disclaimer: The AGWA is a specialised service that incorporates the delivery of historic snapshots of third-party content - that is, content not created by the NLA - as faithfully to the original as the technologies used allow. However, content in the archive may not comply with accessibility standards and some of the functionality and content of the original websites may be absent.

Browser note: The AGWA was developed using HTML5. Web browsers that do not support HTML5 will not provide full functional access to the archive. It is recommended that the AGWA should be viewed using current versions of Firefox, Chrome or Safari browsers. For more information see the About section.

Keywords must not contains numerical digits in the current version of AGWA. Search phrases may be entered by enclosing keywords in double quotes - e.g. "annual report". Keywords can be excluded by prefixing them with a minus sign - e.g. -unwanted.

URLs can be entered as http://www.example.com/path/to/resource or simply www.example.com/path/to/resource.

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