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.

Special viewings: Federation Gallery

Royal Commission of Assent, 9 July 1900 (detail). (NAA: A5137, 1)

Every Friday, 12–2pm
Saturday 23 – Monday 25 September, 9am–5pm
Saturday 30 September – Monday 2 October, 9am–5pm

View rarely seen Federation documents, including the Constitution.
Powerful. Compelling. Beautiful.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings not required

Speakers Corner – The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century

Gough and Margaret Whitlam on their wedding day, April 22 1942. (Whitlam Institute, Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection item 15473)

Saturday 5 August, 2pm | Canberra

Join Guy Betts, curator of The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century, for a 'behind-the-scenes' look at the exhibition's development, followed by an exhibition tour. 

Light refreshments included.

A touring exhibition from the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings essential via Eventbrite

Storytime at the Archives

Teacher and children sitting on the floor.
Migrant school children at a Melbourne hostel, 1979. (A12111, 2/1979/31A/3)

17 July – 22 September, 10am | Canberra

Enjoy storytime every Wednesday in ACT term time, as we bring to life Australian stories, followed by craft activities. Best suited to pre-schoolers, but all children under five welcome.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

Free, bookings not required

News from the Archives

Women seated at large desks typing
Typing pool in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme office, Sydney, 1950. (NAA: A11016, 325)

Wednesday 9 August, 3pm | Perth

Learn about Archives records and how to access them, and about microform material recently made available online.

National Archives of Australia
384 Berwick St
East Victoria Park WA 6101

Free, bookings essential: Please phone (08) 9427 3111 or email nfhm@slwa.wa.gov.au

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