Upcoming events

The National Archives has a program of events in Canberra and around the country, including public talks, research workshops and conferences. Browse papers and podcasts from past events.

Events at the National Archives of Australia may be photographed and recorded. Please inform the photographer if you do not want your photograph taken.

Breaking the ice

Tuesday 7 August, 2pm | Hobart

Wright and Taylor in tunnel berg, Antarctic expedition, January 1911.
(NAA: M1483, 26/7)

Discover the rich collection of Antarctic records held by the National Archives.

Anyone with an interest in Australia's Antarctic history should attend this event. From voyage logs, to station reports, films, photographs and more – this information 'pack ice' is worth breaking through.

State Library of Tasmania
The Hub, Level 2 History Room
91 Murray St
Hobart TAS 7000

Free, bookings essential

X files in the Archives

Friday 17 August, 10am and Wednesday 22 August, 10am | Brisbane

newspaper clipping. UFO article in The Age 22 October 1978.
(NAA: A9755, 4, page 10)

Did you know that the Archives has files about unidentified flying objects? From flying saucers to balls of light in the sky to lost weather balloons. The truth may be out there…or is it in our repositories?

National Archives of Australia
Queensland State Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Free, bookings essential: via (07) 3249 4224 or events@naa.gov.au

A Ticket to Paradise? Immigration Records at the National Archives

Saturday 18 August, 11am–12pm | Adelaide

Fairsea arrivals at Adelaide - September 1963.
(NAA: A12111, 2/1963/4A/49)

The National Archives holds a wealth of records relating to 20th century immigration. These include alien registration documents, passenger lists, assisted passage and citizenship applications and migrant hostel registers. If your family migrated to Australia, especially during the period after WW2, it is likely that there will be at least one record relating to this in the collection. Come and find out what we hold and how you can access these records.

Onkaparinga Libraries (Hub Library)
Hub Drive 
Aberfoyle Park, SA 5159

Free, bookings essential

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