The Australasian Heritage Software project is a publicly-compiled and accessible database documenting Australian and New Zealand software history. The field of software history is enormous and largely undocumented. Few repositories of software or documentation exist. This project aims to collect documentation from the public - and, where feasible, source code - in order to create a picture of the software written locally, and to present this online.

The general public and specialist fans and collectors know a lot about software and computer history. That’s why we are asking people to please pitch in and help us build a publicly accessible database of this information.

We want to receive information about software that either was locally created in Australia and New Zealand, or created by locals. Please enter information about any Australian and/or New Zealand software that you are aware of, from the earliest mainframes to the present day.

Latest Entries:
Zardax Word Processing
Age Prediction
Paint Palette
Aven Adventure

Institution Name URL
Australian Centre for the Moving Image http://www.acmi.net.au/
Australian Computer Museum Society http://www.acms.org.au
Australian Network for Art and Technology http://www.anat.org.au/
Libraries ACT http://www.library.act.gov.au
Microbee Beeboard http://microbee.com.au/
Microbee Software Preservation Project http://www.microbee-mspp.org.au/
Mitchell Library http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
National Library of Australia http://www.nla.gov.au
New Zealand Computer Society http://www.nzcs.org.nz/
New Zealand Film Archive http://www.filmarchive.org.nz/
New Zealand Vintage Computer Collectors http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collectors/multi.htm
Northern Territory Library http://www.ntl.nt.gov.au/
NZ Game Development Association http://www.nzgda.com
Philip Lord (Aamber Pegasus) http://www.neoncluster.com/aamber_pegasus/aamber_pegasus.html
Recordkeeping Roundtable http://rkroundtable.org/
Retro Computing Tasmania http://www.retrocomputingtasmania.com/
Sega SC-3000 Survivors http://www.sc-3000.com/
State Library of South Australia http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au
State Records Authority of New South Wales http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
The Australia Council for the Arts http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/
The Poly Preservation Project http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/homepages/andrew/poly/Poly.htm

The team acknowledges the funding support of: Flinders University, eResearch SA, and Victoria University of Wellington's University Research Fund. This project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee.