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Reserve Bank of Australia Archives
Ladies sack race at the staff reunion, Clifton Gardens, 10 January 1920Prize Lottery scheme at Farmers Ltd to raise money for the 6th War Loan campaign, 24 April 1918Staff at work in the General Banking Department on the 1st floor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Head Office, Sydney, 6 September 1916Interior of the Savings Banking Chamber in the ‘Sun’ Building, Castlereagh St, Sydney, 1930Staff attending an effective reading course,1968Reserve Bank Board meeting, Sydney, 1971Commonwealth Bank Board meeting, Brisbane, July 1953

Welcome to Unreserved

Unreserved is the online platform to access the Reserve Bank of Australia Archives. Unreserved allows you to directly access digitised copies of selected archival records as well as information about our entire archival collection.

The Reserve Bank is custodian of a rich and varied archive of records that spans nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history – from the convict era through to more recent times. This is because the Reserve Bank descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.

In addition to directly searching the Archives, there are Research and Series Guides for each Collection. Not all items in our Archives have yet been digitised. As our digitisation program progresses, new content will be uploaded to Unreserved and some will be showcased in Explore our Records. You can subscribe to receive updates.

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