The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) was established
in 1945 by the signing of an agreement between the Commonwealth National Library and the Public Library of New South Wales to jointly microfilm material in the Public Record Office, London, relating to Australia. The scope of the filming later expanded to
include New Zealand, the Pacific, South East Asia and Antarctica from 1560 to 1984.
From 1960 filming included private records of Australasian
interest throughout the British Isles. The Project ceased in 1993.
While a useful resource to allow Australasian scholars access
in their own country to this archival material, locating material on the individual microfilm reels was not always easy.
The National Library has begun digitising the microfilms
to provide open online access.
Updates are posted here
and full listing of content can be found via the newly-launched AJCP portal
National Library of Australia