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.

Evening event | Enlighten 2016

National Archives building lit up for Enlighten
National Archives building lit up for Enlighten

Experience the National Archives after dark!

Open from 6-11pm
March 4-5 and 11-12

Experience the National Archives after dark! Four nights of illuminations, music, roving performers and arthouse projections. Exhibitions and drop-in gallery plus FREE family activities including face painting, origami, storytelling and #Archiveselfie!

Secrets, spooks and spies with Tim the Yowie Man | 9.30–11pm

Under cover of darkness, explore the historical National Archives building (Canberra’s original post office). Join Tim the Yowie Man and discover the building’s secrets and treasures from the Archives’ collection.

Purchase tickets via ticketek.com

Out of the Cabinet | 6.30 and 8.30pm 5 and 12 March only

Satirists Shortis and Simpson revisit the early 1990s through music and comedy. A time when Hawke was in government and hypercolour was in fashion!

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National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

Magnified: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – guided tours

John Nelson, <i>Foreign Policy</i>
Foreign Policy, John Nelson, Overall winner 2006

January, February and March | Canberra

Join our gallery hosts for a tour of the Magnified: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition. This tour is available at various times with extended sessions on the weekend of 12-14 February, numbers strictly limited.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT

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Federation Gallery sneak peeks

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

9am – 5pm on the following days | Canberra

February

Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14

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, for information: events@naa.gov.au.

Seminar | You've got mail

Immigration Poster.
Tolga Post Office, Queensland 1957. (NAA: J2669, 866)

Wednesday 17 February, 10am and Friday 19 February, 2pm | Brisbane

Discover mystery and intrigue in post office histories and mail service files in Queensland. Learn to use these records for local and family history.

National Archives of Australia
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD

Free, bookings essential, places limited: gregory.cope@naa.gov.au or phone (07) 3249 4224

Presented by Greg Cope

Copyright National Archives of Australia 2016