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There are lots of websites with great advice about how to do family history research, which can be a great way to find out more about the lives of past family members.
The National Archives of Australia website is a good place to start, see: http://naa.gov.au/collection/family-history/
The State Library in your capital city is another place you can go to get help and advice about family history research and family tracing. Most State Libraries have a genealogy (family history) centre. At the State Library, you can get free access to websites like Ancestry.com, and search resources like Police Gazettes, post office directories, immigration and shipping records and a range of family history indexes.