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, 1.23MB)

Lighting the darkness - Lighthouses in Queensland

Goods Island Lighthouse, Queensland, 1969. (A1500, K21735)

Shipping without coastal lights could be a matter of life and death in the 19th Century. Lighthouses have played a major role in creating a safe coastline for shipping. Queensland has over 30 lighthouses and many navigational aids along the most hazardous coastline in Australia. The last manned lighthouse went automatic in 1996. The records on Lighthouses include 19th century plans, drawings, log books and images. These and other archival treasures revealing the history of Lighthouses in Queensland will be shared at the National Archives of Australia, Brisbane office, in a public talk in mid-August.

A reference officer will be on hand to help researchers find their topic of interest.

All seminars are free, bookings are not essential. Morning tea is provided.

Onsite parking is available or Archives is a 5 minute walk from Cannon Hill station on the Cleveland line. 

Friday 15 August, 2.00 pm and repeated on Wednesday 20 August, 10.00am

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill Qld

For bookings phone (07) 3249 4200

Presented by: Mairi Popplewell


Discover your Anzac family history

Cormack, Private Francis James, Bond of Sacrifice Collection.

Free workshop

Learn how to use the website Discovering Anzacs to access original World War One records and build an online profile for family members who served.

Bring your own device and explore interactive features that allow you to add stories, photos, letters and service details.

Includes a free tour of the Memory of a Nation exhibition and a showcase of original records.

Part of National Family History Month.

Sunday 31 August, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: limited places, Book now via Eventbrite.

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 WWI.

Thursday 6 November, 10.30am

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

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made via email at Vesna.liso@naa.gov.au or by phone on (08) 9470 7530

Presented by: Marjorie Bly

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