Australian Prime Ministers
Australian Prime Ministers is the definitive metacollection of online materials about the country’s most powerful political office. Hosted by the Museum of Australian Democracy, the site contains biographies of every prime minister, articles on related topics, and an unmatched cross-institutional collection of primary and secondary research materials.
In addition to a custom, full-featured CMS for delivering rich editorial content, the site harvests and indexes participating online cultural collections, presenting a unified search interface across materials held by libraries, archives, museums, universities, and communities around Australia.
Powered by Elasticsearch and a custom-built Ruby web crawler, the search platform allows researchers, students and other site visitors to search the full text of a growing set of more than 40,000 records. Advanced search options offer filtering by prime minister, record type, date, source and organisation.