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)

Fade to grey – preserving digital photographs

Leave a ‘virtual shoebox’ for your family. Photo: iStock
Leave a 'virtual shoebox' for your family.
(Photo: iStock)

More photographs are taken today than any other time in history. But how permanent are they?

Discover the best ways to print and store digital photos and files at home, helping you to leave the best possible ‘virtual shoebox’ for the next generation of family historians.

Sunday 14 September, 2–4pm

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: Book now via Eventbrite.

Presented by: Cheryl Jackson, Senior Conservator at the National Archives.

Australian Aviation

Aviators from the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean with their Fokka monoplane Southern Cross at Brisbane on their arrival, 1928. Left to right: Captain Harry Lyon – navigator, Charles Ulm, Charles Kingsford Smith and John Warner.

(A1200, L36324)

Aviation in Australia stretches back to the early pioneering days of manned and powered flights. In Australia, its development has been significant because of the vast interior of the country where longs distances were a hindrance to many services. Until the Second World War, Australia was one of the world's leaders in aviation in terms of both air mileage and prominent aviation pioneers. This seminar will look at the early history, aviation pioneers, the establishment of the RAAF and the development of airports and airlines serving Australia. The National Archives has an extensive range of files relating to all aspects of Aviation in Australia.

Morning/afternoon tea provided. Onsite parking is available or Archives is a 5 minute walk from Cannon Hill station on the Cleveland line. A reference officer will be on hand to help researchers find their topic of interest.

Wednesday 17 September, 10.00am and repeated on Friday 19 September, 2.00pm

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill Qld

Free, bookings are not essential, Phone (07) 3249 4200

Presented by: Greg Cope

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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