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Out of This World
Canberra29 Sep 2020 - 14 Mar 2021
See how the space age captured the imagination of a nation and its people, from mid-century fashion and flying saucer societies to early satellites and rocket playgrounds,
Perth: an Accidental History
Perth08 Jun 2020 - 12 Feb 2021
See your city through a different lens. View rare archival photographs of Perth dating back to the early 20th century.
Out of This World – holiday program
Canberra11 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
Flying saucers, rocket ships and astronauts on the moon! Join us for fun space-themed children’s activities these school holidays.
Spy: Espionage in Australia
Geraldton23 Jan 2021 - 26 Apr 2021
Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia. Developed in partnership with ASIO.
Canberra05 Feb 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
Bring your preschooler and enjoy some great stories read by our enthusiastic staff.
Out of This World: then and now
Canberra11 Feb 2021
Stellar guests discuss Australia’s ongoing involvement in space exploration. Are the Apollo missions still inspiring us today?
Brisbane16 Feb 2021
A topical seminar on the history of quarantine in Queensland and how the current pandemic is being archived.
You've got mail
Perth18 Feb 2021
Explore treasures from telecommunications and postal archives.
Online exhibitions and events, archival photos, collection favourites, kids' activities and more.
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