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Archive: Institution responsible for storing, preserving, describing, and providing access to historical records
An archive is an accumulation of historical records or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of that person or organization. Professional archivists and historians generally understand archives to be records that have been naturally and necessarily generated as a product of regular legal, commercial, administrative, or social activities. They have been metaphorically defined as "the secretions of an organism", and are distinguished from documents that have been consciously written or created to communicate a particular message to posterity.

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From the Archives, 2006: F-111 strikers bomb heroin boat Pong Su

In 2006, the North Korean freighter used to smuggle 150kg of heroin into Australia was destroyed off the coast of Jervis Bay by four F-111 strike bombers.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1990: Telecom's Talking Clock upgrades for the future

In 1990, Telecom's Talking Clock, running since 1954 was superseded. The new, futuristic Talking Clock was voiced by the ABC's Richard Peach.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1992: Victoria, NSW border dispute ends after 141 years

In 1992, A 141-year-old dispute over where NSW stops and Victoria begins was finally settled when the border was officially pegged on the old Echuca wharf.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 2007: What drove Charlie Teo, the country's most controversial brain surgeon?

He's a hero to his patients and celebrated abroad for his groundbreaking techniques, but in Australia Dr Charlie Teo has been regarded with suspicion - even hostility - by many of his peers since his..
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1977: Victoria's "Life. Be In It" campaign goes national

In 1977, after two successful years of encouraging Victorians to get fit, it was announced that the "Life. Be In It" campaign would be adopted nationally.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 2001: The Tampa sends distress signals to Australia

In August 2001, a political crisis was sparked when Norwegian cargo ship MV Tampa was refused entry to Australian waters after rescuing asylum seekers from a distressed fishing boat.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1989: Thirteen die in 1000-metre balloon plunge

30 years ago, 13 people died in Alice Springs when their balloon plunged about 1,000 metres into desert scrub after clipping the wicker basket of another balloon flying above.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1959: We trial the new-style telephone dial

Sixty years ago, as Australians prepared to swap out their old-style, letter-and-number telephones for the new model, the Herald published this guide for those "at sixes and sevens".
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1971: Police foil extortion bid against Ansett Airlines

In 1971, a bomb threat against Ansett Airlines was foiled by police. The extortionists used The Age's personal section as a way of communicating with Ansett.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1969: Man is on the moon

In 1969, history was made when Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon. The historic occasion was the culmination of a space race that had captivated the world.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1969: Tobacco firms face new controls

In 1969, Australia's health ministers met to discuss controls on cigarette packaging and advertising. Reports had shown unprecedented levels of smoking in children.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1988: Bicentenary beacons ignited across Australia

In June 1988, as part of Australia's bicentenary celebrations, the world's longest line of fires were created when beacons were ignited across the country.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1999: Up to six bodies found in barrels in Snowtown

20 years ago police made a grisly discovery in Snowtown, South Australia. Multiple bodies, stored in 44 gallon barrels, were found in an abandoned state building.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1988: Bob Hawke and the Queen, a day at the races

In May 1988, Bob Hawke and Queen Elizabeth attended the Queen Elizabeth II Bicentenary Stakes in Canberra.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1983: Australian organised crime out of control

In 1983 an interim report from the Costigan Commission argued that organised crime was out of control in Australia and required a National Crime Commission to address it.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1996: Tough gun laws introduced throughout Australia

On May 10, 1996, following the Port Arthur massacre, the Howard government reached an historic agreement with all states and territories to implement strict gun control laws.
The Age - Published

From the Archives, 1917: Anzac Day for a nation still at war

In 1917, Australia observed its second Anzac Day while still fighting World War I. We revisit Anzac Day in 1917 with this article from the archives.
The Age - Published

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