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Section 33(1)(a) of the Archives Act 1983

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AWM54 179/5/8 PART 7 [Chemical Warfare - Trials:] Munitions Supply Laboratories. Abstract reports indexed in records of Chemical Defence Board [Part 7 of 23] 1944 - 1944
A6122 841 Communist Party of Australia - South Australia. West Adelaide Branch 1949 - 1957
A1209 1977/881 PART 3 South African Apartheid Policy - General - 1973 1977 - 1978
A816 41/301/195 Exchange of staff between Joint Intelligence Bureau (Melbourne) and Joint Intelligence Bureau (London) - personal letter from Sir Harold Parker 1953 - 1958
A1838 3103/11/109 PART 1 Japan - Relations with Singapore 1963 - 1973
A1209 1959/547 PART 3 Australian Intelligence Survey, JIB (A) Report No 6/12, Issued Dec. 1963, Copy No. 5 1959 - 1959
A1209 1975/2257 East Timor - Activities of Australian journalists 01 Sep 1975 - 08 Mar 1976
A4398 25/301 PART 1 L14 subject registration booklet for the 25/301/- section of Defence classified file series, A816: intelligence (file numbers 5 - 616) - Book 1 1938 - 1956
A816 43/302/76 Cryptographic Material for ASIO 1951 - 1952
AWM54 179/1/23 PART 1 [Chemical Warfare - General:] 42nd Chemical Laboratory Company: Technical Reports [Part 1 of 9] 1940 - 1945
K279 1982/847 Defence (Army) - unit magazine at Swanbourne - siting board [Department of Works/Construction] 1982 - 1982
A1533 1956/187 Alleged smuggling of goods and forged currency - Sydney. THOMPSON, Lachlan Joseph and others 1956 - 1959
A816 11/301/881 Relationship of Quintel Organisation to Five Power Planners Organisation 1953 - 1954
A1838 1957/5/11 PART 2 ASIO - [remainder of file title withheld] 1970 - 1981
A816 25/301/557 Five Power Staff Planners' Conference, September 1953. Intelligence studies 1953 - 1954
A6122 1072 Communist Party of Australia - New South Wales, Menindee Branch 1949 - 1956
A1838 3027/10/1 PART 7 Malaysia - Political Relations with Australia 1968 - 1969
A12389 A34 ASIO document: BfV The West German Security Intelligence Service: Service Regulations 1975 - 1975
A367 C108408 BUDDLE, Thomas Gordon, THOMAS, John Henry 1953 - 1953
A12389 A8 PART 3 ASIO Organization, Functions and Responsibilities - Lecture Notes -document 5A 1974 - 1974