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.

Lighting the darkness – lighthouses in Queensland

Friday 15 February and Wednesday 20 February, 10am | Brisbane

newspaper clipping.Goods Island lighthouse, far north Queensland, 1969.
NAA: A1500, K21735

Lighthouses can sometimes have mysterious, intriguing or tragic histories. At this seminar find out more about the National Archives' collection of material relating to the establishment, operation and decommissioning of lighthouses.

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

Free, bookings essential: via (07) 3249 4203 or events@naa.gov.au

Enlighten Festival 2019

Friday 1, Saturday 2, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March, 6–10pm | Canberra

newspaper clipping.Space fashions – angels in orbit, 1969.
NAA: A1200, L81933

Calling all space cadets!

Don’t miss your chance to marvel at actual fragments of the moon during Enlighten. The moon rock, which travelled nearly 400,000 kilometres to Earth in 1969, has just landed at the National Archives @ Old Parliament House where we will be placing it in the spotlight.

Walk through the front door of Old Parliament House and follow the signs.

National Archives of Australia @ Old Parliament House
18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings not required, for information email events@naa.gov.au

Speakers Corner: A man for all seasons

Friday 15 March, 6–8pm | Canberra

newspaper clipping.The Right Honourable Sir George Reid.
NAA: A5954, 1299/2 PHOTO PL492/2

The political life of Australia's fourth prime minister, George Reid, was only one part of his contribution to his colony and country. Historian Dr David Headon illuminates the significant and surprising legacy of this all-but-forgotten figure.

As part of this event Dr Eileen Chanin, Research Associate at the Australian Studies Institute, will launch her new book Capital Designs: Australia House and Visions of an Imperial London with special guest introduction by Philip Flood AO. The book will be available for purchase and for signing by Dr Chanin.

This event is co-hosted by the National Archives of Australia and the Australian Studies Institute (ANU).

Molonglo Theatre, J.G. Crawford Building
Australian National University
132 Lennox Crossing
Acton ACT 2601

Free, bookings essential

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