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.

Gallery tours – The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century

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Pilot Officer Edward Gough Whitlam, 4 March 1943.
Whitlam Institute Prime Ministerial Collection item 16008

Every Tuesday 11am and Thursday 1pm | Canberra

Join our Gallery Hosts for a guided tour of The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century, exploring the formative and post-Dismissal years of Australia’s 21st Prime Minister.

Free, bookings not required.

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

The 1967 Referendum and beyond: records about Indigenous Australians in the National Archives

Case for 'yes' in the 1967 Referendum - Argument in favour of the proposed Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals)
Case for 'yes' in the 1967 Referendum - Argument in favour of the proposed Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) (A1209, 1967/7251)

Thursday 14 September, 10.30am-12noon | Perth

Fifty years on, find out about records in the National Archives relating to the historic 1967 referendum in which Australians overwhelmingly voted yes to two changes in the Constitution relating to Aboriginal people. This talk will also outline other records in the Archives about Indigenous Australians, particularly in Western Australia, and explain how to access the Archives' collection.

National Arhives of Australia
384 Berwick Street
East Victoria Park WA 6101

Free, bookings essential: To book please ring 08 9470 7500 or email: Vesna.liso@naa.gov.au

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

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

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