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. Printable program brochure (pdf, 2MB)

Australian Aviation

Aviators from the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean with their Fokka monoplane Southern Cross at Brisbane on their arrival, 1928. Left to right: Captain Harry Lyon – navigator, Charles Ulm, Charles Kingsford Smith and John Warner.

(A1200, L36324)

Aviation in Australia stretches back to the early pioneering days of manned and powered flights. In Australia, its development has been significant because of the vast interior of the country where longs distances were a hindrance to many services. Until the Second World War, Australia was one of the world's leaders in aviation in terms of both air mileage and prominent aviation pioneers. This seminar will look at the early history, aviation pioneers, the establishment of the RAAF and the development of airports and airlines serving Australia. The National Archives has an extensive range of files relating to all aspects of Aviation in Australia.

Morning/afternoon tea provided. Onsite parking is available or Archives is a 5 minute walk from Cannon Hill station on the Cleveland line. A reference officer will be on hand to help researchers find their topic of interest.

Friday 19 September, 2.00pm

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill Qld

Free, bookings are not essential, Phone (07) 3249 4200

Presented by: Greg Cope

Art, science and the natural world

Waterhouse exhibition walk-through

Join us for special tours of the Waterhouse exhibition in its opening weekend with Katrina Nitschke, Head of Public Programs at the South Australian Museum.

She will highlight prize-winning works, share insights into the judges' choices and the role of art in helping to grasp the environmental challenges facing our planet.

Places limited.

Friday 26 September, 12.30pm
Saturday 27 September, 2:00pm

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: Book now via Eventbrite:

Presented by Katrina Nitschke

Discovering Anzacs

Anzac Day march, Saint George's Terrace, 1965
Anzac Day march, Saint George's Terrace, 1965 (A1200, L50908)

Find out how to help the Archives create a unique profile of every Anzac who enlisted in WWI.

Thursday 6 November, 10.30am

Seminar Room
National Archives of Australia
384 Berwick Street
East Victoria Park, WA

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made via email at Vesna.liso@naa.gov.au or by phone on (08) 9470 7530

Presented by: Marjorie Bly

Discovering Anzacs

Attestation paper of Ross Macpherson Smith.
Attestation paper of Ross Macpherson Smith. (B2455, SMITH R P)

This event is part of the Adelaide City Library History Hub program

The National Archives has developed a new website called Discovering Anzacs to coincide with the WW1 Centenary. The site provides access to WW1 service and repatriation records as well as other records from the WW1 period such as those relating to internment and copyright. This session will provide an overview of what the site offers and shows how you can get involved by contributing your own stories and photos or by transcribing records. There will also be the opportunity for participants to explore the site themselves and ask questions relating to their own family history research.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10.15-11.15am

Adelaide City Library
Digital Hub - Level 3
Rundle Place
Rundle Mall (enter via Francis Street)
Adelaide SA

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made via email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au or by phone on (08) 8204 8787.

Presented by: Nick Gleghorn

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