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.

Family history – begin your journey

Migrants in their homes – seventy year old migrant from Britain has a family of 23 in Tasmania. 1968.
Migrants in their homes – seventy year old migrant from Britain has a family of 23 in Tasmania. 1968. (A12111, 1/1968/21/68)

Tuesday 2 August, 12pm | Hobart

Researching family history is a favourite hobby for many people. The National Archives holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors. This is the place to come if your family members served in the Australian armed forces or if they migrated to Australia during the 20th century.

John Wallace & Bruce Kay from the National Archives’ Hobart Office will familiarise you with the records available and with using some of the features of the NAA website.

The Hub
Level 2
91 Murray Street
HOBART TAS 7000

For further information about National History Month events in Hobart please phone LINC Tasmania on (03) 61655539.

Making Australia home

Swan River, Perth, 1961
Swan River, Perth, 1961 (A1500, K7753)

Wednesday 10 August, 12–12.45pm | Perth

Learn how the resources of the National Archives of Australia can help you begin or advance your family history research.

State Library of WA Cultural Centre
Northbridge WA 6000

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made through the State Library of Western Australia by phoning 08 9427 3111

National Archives open day

Mr and Mrs J.E. Nicol and family
Mr and Mrs J.E. Nicol and family [travelled to Australia on 'Cameronia' 1950] (A8139, VOLUME 8)

Saturday 13 August, 11am–3pm | Adelaide

This event is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the collection to access records about your family and the local area.

The day will consist of four sessions:

  • Find Yourself in the Archives
  • Family History Q&A
  • WW1 Repatriation records
  • Immigration

Burnside Library
401 Greenhill Road
Tusmore
Adelaide SA 5065

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 8366 4280 or visit eventbrite to book your place.

Discovering Norwood, Payneham and St Peters in the National Archives

40 year old migrant Aage Pederson, a baker from Denmark, gets an upside down view of Adelaide, 1965.
40 year old migrant Aage Pederson, a baker from Denmark, gets an upside down view of Adelaide, 1965. ( A12111, 1/1965/23/9)

Wednesday 17 August, 10.30–11.30am | Adelaide

This talk is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the Archives’ collection to access records about your family history and local area.

Payneham Library
2 Turner St
Felixstow SA 5070

Free, bookings essential: 'Please phone Payneham Library on 8336 0333 or book online.

'Find yourself in the Archives' with State Records of South Australia

Feeding seagulls at Glenelg 1964
Feeding seagulls at Glenelg 1964 (A1500, K12406)

Wednesday 31 August, 10.30–11.30am | Adelaide

This talk is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the Archives' collection to access records about your family history and local area.

State Library of South Australia
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

Federation Gallery

Royal Assent of Queen Victoria to Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900
Royal Assent of Queen Victoria to Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900 (NAA: A5137, 729265)

Exclusive viewings | Canberra

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.

Family and Community Day long weekend
Saturday 24 – Monday 26 September | 9am–5pm
Labour Day long weekend
Saturday 1 – Monday 3 October | 9am–5pm
Boxing Day long weekend
Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 December | 9am–5pm

Federation Gallery
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings not required

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