Primary source material can be found in archival collections in Australia and worldwide. A useful explanation of the difference between primary and secondary sources can be found in What Are Primary Sources (from Yale University).
New Zealand Archives
Great Britain & Ireland Archives
USA & Canada Archives
Research collections in microform are shelved on South Wing Level 1, room 1.016. They can be viewed on the Reader/Printer located within the room. Where available, printed guides accompany the various collections and are shelved adjacent to the microform collections.