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.

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Alive in the Archives: Kittens, camels and decoy sheep

Wednesday 22 May, 10–11.30am | Adelaide

newspaper clipping.CoCo the cat who lived at the Commonwealth Archives, Brighton, Victoria, 1965.
NAA: B1000, NN/ALBUM 3

From gun-toting camels to decoy sheep, archivists' kittens to dogs at war, wasps in the post to lighthouse carrier pigeons … the collections of the National Archives and State Records of South Australia are alive with animals, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Join us for morning tea and find out more about the role these animals played in the history of the state and nation.

A joint talk with State Records of South Australia. This event is part of South Australia's History Festival.

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
Institute Building
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential
For more information, please contact us on (08) 8204 8787

'Enemy aliens', fortune tellers and madams: stories from Northbridge

Thursday 30 May, 10.30am | Perth

Swan Barracks, Francis Street, Perth, 1965.
NAA: K1067, 110

Northbridge – home of the WA Office – has a fascinating history. Hear about some of its former residents and the traces they have left in the National Archives.

Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003

Free, bookings essential – email events@naa.gov.au

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