French

France was a competing power with Britain for colonial control in the Pacific, and French explorers left detailed records of Australia at the time of white settlement. French-speakers were included in the colonies that made up Australia from their beginning. The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has extensive French-language collections of newspapers, diaries, family papers, and early maps. The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has a broad collection of materials in the French language, for instance, related to the Red Cross and Australia and its treatment of migrants.

From the archive Filter this collection

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French
National Archives of Australia
National boundaries
French
State Library of South Australia
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French
National Library of Australia
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French, German
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of South Australia
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
State Library of Queensland
Settlement
English, French, Tahitian
National Library of Australia
Cold War
Czech, French, German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
French
State Library of Victoria
World War I
English, French, Spanish
National Library of Australia
World War I
English, Russian, French
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, French
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
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French
National Library of Australia, The University of Sydney
National boundaries
French
State Library of Victoria
Cold War
French, English, Spanish
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of Victoria
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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English, French
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, French
Museums Victoria Collections
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French
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
English, German, French
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
Cold War
French, English, German
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of Victoria
World War II
English, French, German, Hebrew
State Library of New South Wales
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
Tasmanian Archives
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Spanish, English, French, German
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Library of Victoria
World War I
English, French, Arabic
Australian War Memorial
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English, French
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
French
State Library of New South Wales
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French
State Library of Victoria
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French, Spanish, English
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of Victoria
World War II
German, French, English, Spanish, Italian
Western Australia Museum
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French
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
French, English
State Library of Victoria
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French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria
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French
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
German, English, French, Latin
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
English, French
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, French
Museums of History New South Wales
World War I
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
Museums of History New South Wales
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French, English
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French, English
Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, State Library of Queensland
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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French
State Library of Queensland
Settlement
French, English
State Library of Western Australia, Libraries and Archives Canada
World War II
French, English
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
World War II
German, French, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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English, French
State Library of Queensland
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English, French
State Library of New South Wales
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French
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
English, French
State Library of Victoria, State Library of New South Wales
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French
National Library of Australia, Libraries Tasmania
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of Western Australia, National Library of Australia
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
Australian National University
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English, French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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English, French
State Library of Victoria
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French
National Library of Australia, State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French
Libraries Tasmania
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
State Library of South Australia
National boundaries
French
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
World War I
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
End of the Cold War
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
State Library of South Australia
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
Archives & History Resources - City of Sydney
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French
Archives & History Resources - City of Sydney
Settlement
English, French
Tasmanian Archives
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Library of Victoria
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French, Italian, German
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
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French
State Library of Tasmania, State Library of Queensland
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French
Hunters Hill Historical Society
National boundaries
French
State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria
Cold War
French
State Library of Western Australia
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French, English, German
State Library of New South Wales
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English, German, French, Latin
State Library of New South Wales
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English, German, French
State Library of New South Wales
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English, German, French
State Library of New South Wales
Cold War
Italian, English, Latin, Greek (Modern), French, German
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
English, French, Greek (Modern)
State Library of New South Wales
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French
Tasmanian Archives
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Cold War
French, English
State Library of Victoria
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English, French
The University of Sydney
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French
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
English, French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, French
State Library of Western Australia
National boundaries
French, English
State Library of New South Wales, Bibliothèque nationale de France
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of New South Wales
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of Tasmania, National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of Tasmania, National Library of Australia
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English, French
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
National boundaries
French
State Library of New South Wales
World War II
French, English, Italian
State Library of Victoria
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
Dutch, English, French
National Library of Australia
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French
National Library of Australia
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French, English
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Cold War
Chinese, French, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, French, Italian
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
State Library of New South Wales
Cold War
English, German, French, Danish
National Library of Australia
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
Museums of History New South Wales
World War I
French
Museums Victoria Collections
World War I
French
Museums Victoria Collections
National boundaries
French, Dutch
National Museum of Australia
National boundaries
French
National Museum of Australia
World War II
French, English
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne
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French
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
English, French
National Archives of Australia
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales
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French
Newcastle Libraries
National boundaries
English, French
National Library of Australia
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Italian, English, French, Latin
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
State Library of Victoria
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French
National Library of Australia
Cold War
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, German, French
Archives & History Resources - City of Sydney
World War I
French
State Library of Victoria
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French, English
National Museum of Australia
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English, French
State Archives of New South Wales, State Library of Tasmania
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French, English
State Library of New South Wales, Libraries Tasmania
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
State Archives of New South Wales
Cold War
French, Croatian
State Library of Queensland
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French
State Library of Western Australia
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French
State Library of Western Australia
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French
State Library of Queensland
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French
Libraries Tasmania
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of New South Wales
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French
Australian National Maritime Museum
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French
National Library of Australia
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French
National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, French
Monash University
World War II
English, German, French, Italian, Czech
State Library of New South Wales
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French, English
State Archives of New South Wales
Cold War
English, Slovak, French, Italian
State Library of New South Wales
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Polish, French, English
State Library of Victoria

Newspapers

 
French
 
 
French, English
 
 
Greek (Modern), French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Maltese, Serbian, English
 
 
French
 
 
French, English
 

Images

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Dutch, French
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
State Library of Victoria
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French
State Library of Queensland
National boundaries
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, Spanish
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French
National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia
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French, German
Libraries Tasmania
National boundaries
French, Dutch, German
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
State Library of Queensland
National boundaries
French, English
National Library of Australia
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French
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
French
National Library of Australia
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French
National Library of Australia
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French, German
National Library of Australia
Cold War
French, Dutch
National Library of Australia
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French
State Library of New South Wales

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