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.

Exhibition tours: Faith Fashion Fusion

Fay Tellaoui with model wearing lace abaya. Photo: Sotha Bourn.
Fay Tellaoui with model wearing lace abaya.
Photo: Sotha Bourn.
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

Saturday 25 June, 2pm | Canberra

Explore the emerging modest fashion market with a Gallery Host who will guide you through a new generation of designers creating beautiful modest clothing.

Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: Book now

NAIDOC Week lecture

2016 National NAIDOC Logo
2016 National NAIDOC Logo

Wednesday 6 July, 5.30–7pm | Darwin

NAIDOC 2016 celebrates Songlines: the living narrative of our nation. Unpack this theme and its importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8999 6890 or email ntac@nt.gov.au to make your booking.

Constitution Day celebrations

Royal Assent of Queen Victoria to Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900
Royal Assent of Queen Victoria to Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900 (NAA: A5137, 729265)

Saturday 9 July, 11am–4pm | Canberra

Join in family fun Constitution-style – try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge. Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Enjoy Indigenous performances and join Queen Victoria with her Lady-in-waiting to view the Federation documents including the Constitution and Royal Commission of Assent. A must see in the Parliamentary Triangle!

Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Constitution Day Speakers Forum

Ms Shireen Morris and Mr Stan Grant
Ms Shireen Morris and Mr Stan Grant

Saturday 9 July, 2pm | Canberra

Join Mr Stan Grant, Journalist, Host of The Point and Member of the Referendum Council and Ms Shireen Morris, Policy adviser and constitutional reform research fellow at Cape York Institute, as they discuss Indigenous recognition and Australia's identity - Why is it important?

Seating is strictly limited.

The Speakers Forum will also be webcast. A link to the webcast will be posted here on the day of the event.

Menzies Room
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings essential: Bookings essential

Federation Gallery

Australia’s Constitution, 1900.
Australia’s Constitution, 1900.

Exclusive viewings | Canberra

Constitution Day Weekend
9–10 July | 9am–5pm

Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia's original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.

Federation Gallery
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Free, bookings not required

Create your digital self-portrait: a program for young Muslim women

Mya Arifin and Delina Darusman-Gala in Ultimo, Sydney
Mya Arifin and Delina Darusman-Gala in Ultimo, Sydney.
Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski.
© Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

Wednesday 13 July, 10am–4pm | Canberra

Develop your own digital stories and self-portraits with the support of Jenni Savigny from Gen S Stories and Thea McGrath from PhotoAccess. The results will be published online.

This program has been designed for year 9–12 students.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

$20, bookings essential: Book now

Making Australia home

Swan River, Perth, 1961
Swan River, Perth, 1961 (A1500, K7753)

Wednesday 10 August, 12–12.45pm | Perth

Learn how the resources of the National Archives of Australia can help you begin or advance your family history research.

State Library of WA Cultural Centre
Northbridge WA 6000

Free, bookings essential: Bookings can be made through the State Library of Western Australia by phoning 08 9427 3111

National Archives open day

Adelaide and King William Streets 1964
Adelaide and King William Streets 1964 (A1200, L47045)

Saturday 13 August, 11am–3pm | Adelaide

This event is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the collection to access records about your family and the local area.

Burnside Library
401 Greenhill Road
Tusmore
Adelaide SA 5065

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

Researching family and local history

Colonel Light statue
Colonel Light statue (A1500, K9329)

Wednesday 17 August, 10.30–11.30am | Adelaide

This talk is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the Archives’ collection to access records about your family history and local area.

Payneham Library
2 Turner St
Felixstow SA 5070

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

'Find yourself in the Archives' with State Records of South Australia

Feeding seagulls at Glenelg 1964
Feeding seagulls at Glenelg 1964 (A1500, K12406)

Wednesday 31 August, 10.30–11.30am | Adelaide

This talk is part of National Family History Month. Come and find out how to use the Archives' collection to access records about your family history and local area.

State Library of South Australia
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential: Please phone 08 8204 8787 or email adelaideevents@naa.gov.au to book your place.

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