A virtual trip down memory lane: accessing AusAID’s old website

Do you miss AusAID?  I must admit I do. That’s why I was pretty chuffed to find out – through my friend Dr Jonathan Schultz – that it is now possible to access the old AusAID website through a web archiving service.

All you need to do is go to this website and type AusAID’s old web address – www.ausaid.gov.au – into the search engine. Then you’ll be presented with the former Australian Aid program’s website in all its former glory. From there you can find out about topics of interest between 2000 and 2012; or access Engage, the agencies’ now defunct blog. And I must say AusAID’s old web design sure beats DFAT’s current efforts.

I’m only starting to discover how it all works and what treasure is buried within. But one thing is for certain, there is a great deal of information still available for those interested in the (recent) history of Australian aid.

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Grant Walton

Grant Walton is an associate professor at the Development Policy Centre and the author of Anti-Corruption and its Discontents: Local, National and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papua New Guinea.

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