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)

A moment with the artist

Harriet Schwarzrock with her award-winning sculpture breathe.
Harriet Schwarzrock with her award-winning sculpture breathe.

Waterhouse artist floor talks

In a series of talks, local artists with prizewinning artworks in this year's Waterhouse exhibition reveal the inspiration behind their art.

Nicola Dickson, Sunday 26 October, 2pm
Nicola's painting Bauer Brocade – Noisy Friarbird is a Highly Commended painting in this year's Waterhouse exhibition.
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Harriet Schwarzrock, Sunday 2 November, 2pm
Harriet's glass sculpture breathe is the winner of the Sculpture category in this year's Waterhouse exhibition.
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Free, bookings essential, places limited.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

 

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 World War I.

Thursday 6 November, 10.30am

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

Free, bookings essential: Vesna.liso@naa.gov.au or phone (08) 9470 7530

Presented by: Marjorie Bly

Mixed media drawing and watercolour workshops

Students participate in art workshops at Lavender Art Studios.
Students participate in art workshops at Lavender Art Studios.

Be an artist for a day with a mixed media drawing and wash watercolour painting workshop. Watch a demonstration by art teacher Greg Devenny-Mackay from Lavender Art Studios, and then create your own still life watercolours.

Afterward, wander through the beautiful Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition currently on show in Gallery 2.

Suitable for students aged 5 to 18.

Places limited.

Presented by Greg Devenny-Mackay from Lavender Art Studios

Sunday 9 November, 10am–12pm and 2–4pm

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

$20 per student, bookings essential:

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Destination Australia Add a story workshops

Migrants disembarking at Sydney, 1973. (NAA: A12111, 2/1973/4A/86)

Free workshops

Is there a post-war migrant in your family?

Learn how to use the new 'Add a story' feature on the Destination: Australia website to share your family's migration story.

In these workshops you will learn how to contribute memories of the journey, first impressions and settling in, upload photographs, and pin locations on a map to illustrate your story.

19 October, 2 November and 9 November. See below for times.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential:

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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 Discovering Anzacs to coincide with the centenary of World War I. The website provides access to World War I service and repatriation records as well as other records from the period relating to internment and copyright. This session will provide an overview of what the site offers and show 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 about 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: adelaideevents@naa.gov.au or phone (08) 8204 8787

Presented by: Nick Gleghorn

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