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.

In conversation with artists Erica Seccombe and Hayley Lander

Saturday 22 September 2018, 2pm | Canberra


Dr Erica Seccombe (left) with Hayley Lander (right) at the launch of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018 at the National Archives of Australia, Canberra, 2018.

An exhibition of selected winning and highly commended works from the South Australian Museum’s prestigious Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018 is now on display at the National Archives of Australia @ Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Join us for a special event with Canberra artists Dr Erica Seccombe and Hayley Lander, winners in this year’s Waterhouse Prize. Erica and Hayley will share insights into their practices, their inspiration and their winning works.

We recommend arriving early to enjoy the exhibition beforehand.

Private Dining Room 2
Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free after admission to the Museum of Australian Democracy @ Old Parliament House, bookings essential

Northern Territory genesis of First Nations LGBTQI history in Australia

Thursday 27 September, 5.30pm | Darwin

Cover of Colouring the Rainbow by Dr Dino Hodge, published 2015 by Wakefield Press.

Academic and author Dr Dino Hodge recalls the impetus, challenges and rewards in researching his books, Did you meet any malagas? and Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives, and discusses the changes that have taken place since he began collecting LGBTQI archival materials in 1985.

Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Free, bookings essential

Lost in the Cloud – Saving Humanity's Digital Documentary Heritage

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 9am to 4pm | Canberra

Hear presentations from government, academia and ICT experts exploring digital heritage and the vulnerabilities that place it at risk. Discuss strategies to identify, preserve and keep accessible digital heritage. Consider the effects of technological advancements or loss of documentary heritage on memory, education and cultural heritage.

Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

More information and the full program

Free, bookings essential

Family history and the internet

Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 October 2018, 9am to 5pm | Melbourne

The Humphries family from Bedfordshire in their rental home at Brighton Beach, Melbourne, 1962.
(NAA: A12111, 1/1962/21/5)

Join guided sessions to introduce you to online family history research services. A Victorian Seniors Festival event hosted by the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.

Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Free, bookings essential

Phone (03) 9927 2726 or email idc@museum.vic.gov.au

The aftermath of World War I: the Australian experience

Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 October 2018, 10am | Brisbane

Soldiers walking along a road littered with rubble and dead horses, 1918.
(NAA: B4260, 2)

For Australians who fought in the Great War and survived, their battle did not end in November 1918. Australia was faced with the largest number of physically and mentally wounded servicemen in its history and was far from being equipped to assist them. The National Archives is home to veterans' repatriation files that reveal what life was like after the war for those who served. This seminar will show you how to locate and use repatriation and service records.

National Archives of Australia
Queensland office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Free, bookings essential

Phone (07) 3249 4224 or email events@naa.gov.au

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