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.

Conservation clinic

Thursday 26 April 2018, 2pm | VIC

black and white photograph. Photograph of Andrew Fischer’s children
1909. NAA: M1406, 5

Join Preservation staff from the Archives for a practical workshop on how to look after your precious heirlooms and records. Bring along your own items from home and receive tips on caring for them now and into the future.

Presented by the Mansfield Family History Group.

Mansfield Library
Collopy Street
Mansfield VIC 3722

$5 for non-members, bookings not required

Discovering Commonwealth Built Heritage in South Australia

Saturday 28 April, 11am–12pm | Adelaide

hand coloured architectural section and elevation drawing.
Glenelg Post Office 1910.

As part of the History Festival's Open Doors weekend, learn how to find plans, photographs and heritage reports with this introduction to using archival sources for research.

This seminar has been written with heritage and architectural professionals in mind but would suit anyone wanting to find records at the National Archives relating to South Australia’s built heritage. Drawing from records created by the Commonwealth Department of Works, Australia Post, Australian National Railways and others, we will discuss records from the colonial period to the 1990s. You will also get an opportunity to see some interesting items in the custody of the National Archives.

State Library of South Australia
Bray Room 1
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential

Presented as part of South Australia's History Festival 2018.

Song and Dance in the Archives

Friday 11 May, 12.30pm–1.30pm | Adelaide

colour photograph. Members of the Australian Dance Theatre dance amongst passers-by at Adelaide's 1976 festival.
(NAA: A6135, K27/4/76/24)

The National Archives breaks into song with this talk exploring the performing arts. Find out about copyright registrations for musical scores, 19th century patents for musical instruments, immigration records relating to visits to Australia by the Ballets Russes, Fred Astaire and the Beatles and submissions to the 1970s National Anthem competition.

Adelaide City Library
Studio 1, Level 3
Rundle Place
Rundle Mall SA 5000

Free, bookings essential

Presented as part of South Australia's History Festival 2018.

White Gloves and Cake: Morning tea at the Archives

Tuesday 22 May, 10.30am–12pm | Adelaide

black and white photograph.
Commonwealth Railways Port Augusta – steward serving afternoon tea in passenger car.
(NAA: B3119, [61])

New to the Archives or haven't visited for a while? Come and join Archives staff for morning tea and find out who we are, what's new and how you can get involved. There will be short talks on recent description and digitisation projects, the volunteer program and even a short film from the collection. Take the opportunity to ask questions about your own research while you are here.

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

Free, bookings essential

Presented as part of South Australia's History Festival 2018.

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