National Archives of Australia announces Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as Members Program patron

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

The National Archives of Australia today announced Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the inaugural patron of its new Members Program.

National Archives’ Director-General David Fricker welcomed Mrs Hurley to the role.

“I am excited to announce Her Excellency as the inaugural patron of our new Members Program which all Australians can join from today,” Mr Fricker said.

“Mrs Hurley is known for her ability to bring people together and build strong and supportive communities, a key aim of our Members Program.    

“The National Archives has been privileged to work closely with both Mrs Hurley and the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and we look forward to continuing our productive relationship well into the future.”  

Mrs Hurley said she was delighted to become Patron of the Members Program.

“The National Archives of Australia perform an essential role in our democracy by keeping our records safe. This alone is vital but they do so much more – they keep our stories and connect us with our history. The team are enthusiastic, passionate and professional. I have loved the opportunity to spend time with them and look forward to supporting them, and Members, as Patron.”

The National Archives Members Program provides new opportunities for Australians to experience their National Archives and join a unique community of like-minded lovers of heritage and culture.

Members can access a range of benefits while supporting the National Archives to preserve and promote the national archival collection now and into the future.

To join or find out more about the Members Program, visit  

Contact information

National Archives of Australia Media Team
Phone: 0417 247 157