The records of government are a useful source for tracing a life story. Australian government records, held by the National Archives of Australia, are particularly valuable in looking at the life and work of political activist Jessie Street.
Documents, such as letters, cablegrams, newspaper cuttings and memos were filed by government agencies and the files were later transferred to the custody of the National Archives as part of the public record. The National Archives holds millions of government records.
Throughout this website you can see examples of some of the documents on Jessie Street. This section lists all of the documents we have referred to in other sections. In addition, we have a provided a list and description of the key items identified so far in the National Archives that are relevant to Jessie Street.