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.

Federation Gallery

Australia’s Constitution, 1900.
Australia’s Constitution, 1900.

Exclusive viewings | Canberra

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia's original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.

Reconciliation Week Tours

Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June | 12.30–1.30pm
Free, bookings required: Book now

Queen’s Birthday long weekend
Saturday 11 – Monday 13 June | 9am–5pm

Federation Gallery
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free

Walk in my shoes: digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra

Walk in my shoes: digital stories by Muslim women in Canberra
Muslim fashion bloggers Delina Darusman-Gala and Mya Arifin with a group of friends.
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

Saturday 4 June, 2pm | Canberra

Enjoy a special screening of these remarkable stories and gain an insight into what it is like to be a Muslim woman in Canberra in the 21st century. Join Artistic Director Jenni Savigny and digital storyteller Sarwat Maqbool in conversation about this important project.

Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

$10 (the ticket price includes a halal certified afternoon tea.)

Book now

Presented by Jenni Savigny and Sarwat Maqbool

Celebrate WA – Come Out and Play Day

Kings Park, Perth, 1974
Kings Park, Perth, 1974 (A8746, KN6/9/74/18)

Monday 6 June, 10am–4pm | Perth

Chat with Archives staff about the collection and how records can enhance your family history research.

Elizabeth Quay
Perth WA 6000

Floundering: a spotlight on the National Archives’ maritime collection

Boatload of fish caught on river
Boatload of fish caught on river (A1200, L6137)

Tuesday 7 June, 12 – 1pm | Hobart

Join Archives officers as they guide you through the fish and ships of Australia’s largest archival collection.

Royal Society Room
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Customs House - Davey Street entrance
19 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Free, bookings essential: For further information please contact the Maritime Museum of Tasmania on 03 6234 1427.

Exhibition tours: Faith Fashion Fusion

Fay Tellaoui with model wearing lace abaya. Photo: Sotha Bourn.
Fay Tellaoui with model wearing lace abaya.
Photo: Sotha Bourn.
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

Saturday 11 June, 2pm | Canberra
Saturday 18 June, 2pm
Saturday 25 June, 2pm

Explore the emerging modest fashion market with a Gallery Host who will guide you through a new generation of designers creating beautiful modest clothing.

Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: Book now

Commonwealth Heritage places in Queensland

Tree of knowledge - Barcaldine QLD
Tree of knowledge - Barcaldine QLD (NAA: A6135, K22/5/87/31)

Wednesday 15 June, 10 – 11.30am | Brisbane
Friday 17 June, 2 – 3.30pm

Did you know there are 382 registered heritage places in Australia? This seminar will outline the concept of heritage, how it is applied and how resources in the Archives’ collection support heritage places in Queensland.

National Archives of Australia
Brisbane Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 07 3249 4200 or email brisbane.events@naa.gov.au to book your place.

Northern Territory History Grant series

Darwin Harbour 1974
Darwin Harbour 1974 (A6135, K1/7/74/30)

Wednesday 15 June, 5.30 – 7pm | Darwin

NT History Grant recipient Mr Charlie Ward shares his research and how archival resources enriched this process.

Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8999 6890 or email ntac@nt.gov.au to book your place.

Finding your family in the National Archives of Australia

Perth, King William Street, 1962
Perth, King William Street, 1962 (A1200, L42218)

Thursday 16 June, 10.30am to 12pm | Perth

Come along and learn how to use online and reading room resources to assist in family history research.

National Archives of Australia
384 Berwick St
East Victoria Park WA 6101

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 9470 7500 or email vesna.liso@naa.gov.au to make your booking.

NAIDOC Week lecture

2016 National NAIDOC Logo
2016 National NAIDOC Logo

Wednesday 6 July, 5.30 – 7pm | Darwin

NAIDOC 2016 celebrates Songlines: the living narrative of our nation. Unpack this theme and its importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8999 6890 or email ntac@nt.gov.au to make your booking.

Constitution Day celebrations

Saturday 9 July, 11am – 4pm | Canberra

Drop in for exclusive viewings of the Federation documents including the Constitution and Royal Commission of Assent. Join in family fun constitution style – discovery trail, calligraphy, storytelling and more.

Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Create your digital self-portrait: a program for young Muslim women

Mya Arifin and Delina Darusman-Gala in Ultimo, Sydney
Mya Arifin and Delina Darusman-Gala in Ultimo, Sydney.
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski.
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

Wednesday 13 July, 10am – 4pm | Canberra

Develop your own digital stories and self-portraits with the support of Jenni Savigny from Gen S Stories and Thea McGrath from Photo Access. The results will be published online.

This program has been designed for year 9–12 students.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

$20, bookings essential: Book now

Making Australia home

Swan River, Perth, 1961
Swan River, Perth, 1961 (A1500, K7753)

Wednesday 10 August, 12 to 12.45pm | Perth

Learn how the resources of the National Archives of Australia can help you begin or advance your family history research.

State Library of WA Cultural Centre
Northbridge WA 6000

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made through the State Library of Western Australia by phoning 08 9427 3111

National Archives open day

Adelaide and King William Streets 1964
Adelaide and King William Streets 1964 (A1200, L47045)

Saturday 13 August, 11.00am – 3.00pm | Adelaide

This event is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the collection to access records about your family and the local area.

Burnside Library
401 Greenhill Road
Tusmore
Adelaide SA 5065

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

Researching family and local history

Colonel Light statue
Colonel Light statue (A1500, K9329)

Wednesday 17 August, 10.30 – 11.30am | Adelaide

This talk is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the Archives’ collection to access records about your family history and local area.

Payneham Library
2 Turner St
Felixstow SA 5070

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

'Find yourself in the Archives' with State Records of South Australia

Feeding seagulls at Glenelg 1964
Feeding seagulls at Glenelg 1964 (A1500, K12406)

Wednesday 31 August, 10.30 – 11.30am | Adelaide

This talk is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the Archives' collection to access records about your family history and local area.

State Library of South Australia
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

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