Upcoming events

The National Archives has an exciting 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, 1.77MB)

Creativity and control

Trade mark Illustration: Gout, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Neuralgia – Pottie's Scottish Highland oils – Registered Trade Mark – J Pottie Government Veterinary Surgeon, Sydney.
Trade mark number 178. John Pottie (SP1006/14, 1)

Government advertising past and present

Advertising in Australia was controlled by Governments, but these campaigns also created some of the most memorable images, characters and messages. You will be amazed at what advertising material can be found in the Archives on Government records. Some of the most successful advertising campaigns have been run by Government Agencies including Life. Be In It, road safety and tourism campaigns. Explore Australia's advertising history and learn how Government advertising has shaped our culture. A reference officer will also be available to help you with your own research.

Join us for this free seminar at the National Archives of Australia Brisbane.

Wednesday 16 April, 10.00am-11.30am and repeated, Thursday 17 April, 10.00-11.30am

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill, QLD, 4170

Morning tea provided.
Parking available and the Archives is a 5 minute walk from the Cannon Hill railway station on the Cleveland line.

For more information please contact Mairi Popplewell 07 3249 4200 or mairi.popplewell@naa.gov.au

Presented by: Mairi Popplewell

On the Home Front: South Australia during the war years 1914-1918

Proclamation Poster regarding enemy subjects.
Proclamation Poster regarding enemy subjects. (NAA; D845, 1914/65)

This talk is part of About Time: South Australia’s History Festival 2014

The National Archives holds significant records relating to World War One such as service records, pay files and repatriation files. But the collection also provides an insight into South Australian society at home between 1914 – 1918. Enemy aliens were interned at Torrens Island under the War Precautions Act from 1914 and the TransAustralian Railway was built during these years and opened in 1917. This talk will explore the Archives relating to Internment and Railways as well as other themes such as Immigration, Customs, Communications, Construction and Security to paint a picture of South Australia during the war years.

Friday 9 May, 6.00 - 7.00pm

Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall (enter via Francis Street)
Adelaide, SA

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made via the City Library online booking system or (08) 8204 8787

Presented by: Sara King

Destination: Australia

Certificate of exemption from Dictation Test – Ah Ying
Certificate of exemption from Dictation Test – Ah Ying (K1145, 1909/129)

Discover the wonderful range of migrant records held by the Archives and learn how to obtain copies using our online resources

Thursday 15 May 2014; 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

Introduction to National Archives Online Resources

Passengers walking along the pier after disembarkation from the Fairsea.
The Fairsea arrives at Adelaide with British migrants aboard, 1963. (NAA: A12111, 1/1963/4/47)

In partnership with the Adelaide City History Hub

This session will provide an overview of RecordSearch but focus on the variety of other online resources the Archives holds. In particular the focus will be on showcasing the different ways the collection is made available and how users can interact and contribute to this content. This includes: Destination Australia, the arcHIVE, SODA and Discovering Anzacs (from April 2014).

Tuesday 20 May, 10.15 - 11.15am

Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall (enter via Francis Street)
Adelaide, SA

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made via the City Library online booking system or Phone (08) 8204 8787

Riding Past – Cycling in the archives

Spring Cycling Carnival Official Programme, 1896. (NAA: AP476/4,B456)

This talk is part of About Time: South Australia’s History Festival 2014

The National Archives and State Records of South Australia hold many interesting records documenting the history of cycling in South Australia over the past 130 years. This talk explores some of these records ranging from 1890s patents for bicycle designs and cycling carnival programs to the impact of cycling on the world of work and recreation during the 20th century.

Thursday 22 May, 10.30 - 11.30am

South Australian Archives Centre
26 – 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
SA 5000

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made by email: adelaideevents@naa.gov.au or (08) 8204 8787

Presented by: Jeremy Sibbald

Accessing Archives Online

A tangled mess of streamers link passengers with friends on the wharf, as a passenger liner sails from Sydney, NSW. 1955
A tangled mess of streamers link passengers with friends on the wharf, as a passenger liner sails from Sydney, NSW. 1955 (A1200, L18341)

Discover the research gems you can find in the Archives using our online resources.

Thursday 29 May, 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: Vesna Liso

Harness the power of the Hive

Page 208 of Consignment list for Series D363/50
Page 208 of Consignment list for Series D363/50 (D363/50)

Get help with your research, and get involved with the new website arcHIVE to help make our records more findable online.

Thursday 14 August, 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

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

Copyright National Archives of Australia 2014