The library came into being in 1901. From 1923 two forms of name were used concurrently: Commmonwealth Parliament Library and Commonwealth National Library, to designate the parliamentary and national collections respectively. In 1960 the National Library of Australia was created by act of parliament, and the two collections were separated.
The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929)Friday 2 December 1904 p 4 Article
... COMMONWEALTH* IJBBAEY. The Joint library Committee of the Federal Parliament, of_which Sir P. W ... opportunity offers. 2. Books are acquired by gift, purchase, or exchange. The CommonwealthParliament has not ...
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Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907)Saturday 15 June 1901 p 15 Article
... CommonwealthParliament, . Tho debato on the address in reply ended in the House of Representatives ... Chair-man of the CommonwealthParliament, the House . rose at 10.20. In tho House of Representatives on ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)Saturday 15 December 1934 p 11 Article
... first Library Committee of Parliament, acting on the advice of the leading librarians of Aus-tralia ... research re-quirements of students and institutions throughout Australia. The Commonwealth National Library ...