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.

Federation Gallery sneak peeks

Australia’s Constitution, 1900.
Australia’s Constitution, 1900.

9am – 5pm on the following days | Canberra

February

Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia's original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.

Federation Gallery
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, for information: events@naa.gov.au.

Magnified: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – guided tours

John Nelson, <i>Foreign Policy</i>
Foreign Policy, John Nelson, Overall winner 2006

January, February and March | Canberra

Join our gallery hosts for a tour of the Magnified: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition. This tour is available at various times with extended sessions on the weekend of 12-14 February, numbers strictly limited.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

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Seminar | You've got mail

Immigration Poster.
Tolga Post Office, Queensland 1957. (NAA: J2669, 866)

Wednesday 17 February, 10am and Friday 19 February, 2pm | Brisbane

Discover mystery and intrigue in post office histories and mail service files in Queensland. Learn to use these records for local and family history.

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD

Free, bookings essential, places limited: gregory.cope@naa.gov.au or phone (07) 3249 4224

Presented by Greg Cope

Find Yourself in the Archives

A city in a garden, Adelaide
A city in a garden, Adelaide (NAA: M948, 25)

National Archives and State Records of South Australia Seminars

February, March and April | Adelaide

Find Yourself in the Archives is a program of monthly information sessions run jointly by the National Archives and State Records of South Australia. 2016 will see sessions dedicated to a variety of topics such as Immigration, Internment and Family History.

Wednesday, 24 February, 10.30-11.30am – Introduction to the collections of the National Archives and State Records of South Australia

Wednesday, 30 March, 10.30-11.30am – WW1 and WW2 Internment (NAA only)

Wednesday, 27 April, 10.30-11.30am – Discovering Anzacs (NAA only)

Bray Room 1,
State Library of South Australia,
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue,
Adelaide SA 5000

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

Evening event | Enlighten 2016

National Archives building lit up for Enlighten
National Archives building lit up for Enlighten

Experience the National Archives after dark!

Open from 6-11pm
March 4-5 and 11-12

Experience the National Archives after dark! Four nights of illuminations, music, roving performers and arthouse projections. Exhibitions and drop-in gallery plus FREE family activities including face painting, origami, storytelling and #Archiveselfie!

Secrets, spooks and spies with Tim the Yowie Man | 9.30–11pm - SOLD OUT

Under cover of darkness, explore the historical National Archives building (Canberra’s original post office). Join Tim the Yowie Man and discover the building’s secrets and treasures from the Archives’ collection.


Out of the Cabinet | 6.30 and 8.30pm 5 and 12 March only

Satirists Shortis and Simpson revisit the early 1990s through music and comedy. A time when Hawke was in government and hypercolour was in fashion!

Purchase tickets via ticketek.com

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Introduction to the Archives

Murray street, Perth 1974
Murray street, Perth 1974 ((NAA: A6135, K1/7/74/111))

Thursday 17 March 2016, 10.30am - 12pm | Perth

Visit the Perth office on 17 March 2016 to learn about the varied and exciting holdings of the National Archives of Australia. An experienced reference officer will provide information on how to gain access to the collection, including online access, take you through a tour of the building and show you a display of original and facsimile records.

National Archives of Australia
384 Berwick Street
East Victoria Park WA

Free but booking is essential. Please telephone (08) 9470 7500 or email vesna.liso@naa.gov.au to reserve your place.

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