Media releases for 2016

There are 24 media releases below.


Iconic Australian houses

Thursday, 24 November 2016

One of Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti's designs has been included in an exhibition that brings to life iconic Australian houses of the past 60 years – now on show at the National Archives in C...

The horrors of war continued at home for Anzacs

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Australians can now track down the medical records of relatives who returned home from World War I, thanks to a project recently completed by the National Ar...

Royal visitors meet Dutch migrants at National Archives

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Dutch migrants and generations of descendants were among the special guests to meet His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Net...

Digital excellence awards for top agencies

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Commonwealth agencies with innovative digital projects are invited to nominate them for the National Archives of Australia 2017 Awards for Digital Excellence.


Wanted – chief information governance officers

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Technology alone will never be enough to manage the vast volume and variety of information created in today’s world, according to the National Archives of Au...

The stress of espionage

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Spying is a stressful occupation, especially if you choose to defect. It took its toll on Russia’s top spies in Australia in the 1950s, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov.


Canberra artists top prestigious art prize

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Four artists from the Canberra region are among the top entrants in the revamped Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, which opens at the National A...

New prestige for revamped Waterhouse Prize

Thursday, 15 September 2016

After a two-year absence, the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize has burst onto the exhibition stage again, with a new and refreshed format, a wid...

Local company works with National Archives to preserve Australia's history for the future

Friday, 2 September 2016

The National Archives of Australia will shortly begin to move millions of Commonwealth records to the purpose-built National Archives Pre...


Funds to explore Rottnest Island prisoners and 1950s views of Aboriginal missions

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association (AHA) have awarded two new scholarships to support postgradu...

Save your Census data for future generations

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

On Census night Australians have the opportunity to ensure their story is preserved as part of our national history.


Research guide launched to mark centenary of Whitlam's birth

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Gough Whitlam: guide to archives of Australia’s prime ministers, was launched today at the National Archives of Australia by former ALP S...

Stan Grant and Queen Victoria at the National Archives

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

With the Australian democratic system high on people’s minds at present, the National Archives has asked two prominent Australians to give their views in a s...


A new generation of fashionistas at the National Archives

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women's style in Australia opens today at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra. The exhibition explores the e...

National Archives provide expert assistance to Cuban colleagues

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The National Archives of Australia will assist the Office of the City Historian in Havana, Cuba to conserve and preserve historic iron ga...

Archives recognises world-class digital achievers

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Australian National University (ANU) and the National Blood Authority (NBA) were the big winners at the National Archives of Australia’s Digital Excellen...


France and Australia launch shared archival history project

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Today, at the Ministry of Culture in Paris, the Governor -General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), launch...

From Play School to Countdown: a trip down memory lane

Thursday, 7 April 2016

From Play School to Countdown, from Bellbird to Alvin Purple, early ABC television programs hold a special place in the heart of many Australians.


Funds to explore women in radio, immigrant doctors

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association (AHA) have awarded two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival researc...

You’ve got mail – by Cobb & Co

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Horse-drawn Cobb & Co coaches were vital to Queenslanders from 1866 up until 1924. Bush dwellers relied on them for their mail – not only letters but thousan...

15 million items ready to roll

Friday, 5 February 2016

Work on the National Archives of Australia's new storage and preservation building is on track with the transfer of some 15 million items due to take place b...

National Archives helps agencies meet digital targets

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The National Archives of Australia has developed two new products to help Commonwealth agencies achieve the Government’s Digital Continuity 2020 policy targets.


Director appointed for Northern Territory Archives Centre

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The National Archives of Australia and the Northern Territory Department of Arts and Museums have announced the first appointment of an ongoing Director for ...

Vale Jim Carlton

Monday, 4 January 2016

The National Archives of Australia is saddened by the death of the Honourable Jim Carlton AO on 24 December.

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