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.

Tuesday 9 July, 5.30pm | Canberra

Honeysuckle Creek Space tracking station, where pictures of the first landing on the moon were received before being transmitted around the world, 1969.
NAA: A1200, L81737

Join the National Archives this Constitution Day for a fascinating discussion exploring the past, present and future of Australia's role in the space race. Does the Constitution, written more than 100 years ago, bear up in the jurisdiction of space? What do the experts say?

Moderated by ABC RN's Paul Barclay 

Japan Theatre
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings essential

Open House Melbourne

Saturday 27 July | Melbourne

Architecture student in front of the Glass House building, Melbourne, c1957.
NAA: A1501, A1213/1

The Victorian Archives Centre will open its doors as part of Open House Melbourne, with building tours running every half hour.

National Archives of Australia
Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street

Free, bookings essential

Carnarvon, kangaroos and the moon landing

Thursday 8 August, 10:30am | Perth

Carnarvon tracking station, WA, 1965.
NAA: A1200, L51472

Join us for a discussion about the role of the Carnarvon space tracking station in Apollo 11’s moon landing and other NASA space missions in the 1960s and 1970s.

National Archives of Australia
Ground floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003

Free, bookings essential – email events@naa.gov.au

Australian administration of Papua New Guinea, 1906-75

Friday 16 and Wednesday 21 August, 10am | Brisbane

Weighing green tea leaf in Garaina, New Guinea, 1964.
NAA: A1200, L48732

Examine the close historical ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea from 1906 to 1975.

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Free, bookings essential – email events@naa.gov.au

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