Events and exhibitions

Voices Gallery National Archives of Australia.

Exhibition

Voices / Dhuniai

Canberra

Visit the Voices exhibition to take a journey through the history of the Australian Constitution and the rights and freedoms it guarantees.

Connections gallery

Exhibition

Connections / Mura gadi

Canberra

The Connections exhibition reflects surprising and important connections between Australians and their government.

Family dining by the motel pool.

Touring Exhibition

Reception this way

23 Mar 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

Newcastle

Travel around Australia revisiting your memories of the classic Aussie motel.

Protesters holding signs and banners.

Exhibition

Disrupt, persist, invent

20 Apr 2024 - 11 Aug 2024

Adelaide

Australia, home of the 'fair go'. But is it really the free and fair place you'd hope for? What can we change?

Children jumping from rocks into the sea.

Exhibition

Sea to suburbia

14 May 2024 - 28 Nov 2025

Perth

Australian government photographers capturing the people, places and daily life of Western Australia over 4 decades.

Three women standing on a sandstone cliff above the ocean dressed in futuristic fashion.

Touring Exhibition

Out of this world

08 Jun 2024 - 06 Oct 2024

Albany

See how the space age captured the imagination of a nation and its people, from mid-century fashion to early satellites and rocket playgrounds.

Marion Baker: Tjukula Itilkira Itilkira, acrylic on linen

Holiday workshop

Natural Science Art holiday program

08 Jul 2024 - 17 Jul 2024

Canberra

Young artists are invited to join us for a tour of Waterhouse Natural Science Art Competition and create their own natural science artwork.

Mel Brown with her new book Shades of Me

Event

Mel Brown in conversation with Dianne Collins

13 Jul 2024

Canberra

Join us for NAIDOC week to celebrate with Mel Brown, Australian author as she launches her new book, Shades of Me.

Doctor Shinho Matsuo

Members

Picturing Perth's multicultural past

17 Jul 2024

Online

Discover the immigration records that have recently been digitised, that reveal the cultural diversity of early 20th-century Perth.

NAA: C3059, Road Floozie

Event

Banned books: controversial, provocative, subversive

23 Jul 2024

Adelaide

Why were certain books banned in the 20th century? Who made the decisions and why were they banned?

A class of young children gathered around a teacher seated at a piano shaking her hands.

Event

Murrulangalang story time

24 Jul 2024 - 21 Aug 2024

Canberra

Join us for a fun interactive session of songs, stories and more for your early learners.

2 people looking at archival records.

Event

Interactive record display

25 Jul 2024

Brisbane

Join our expert staff and explore records held within the national archival collection at our Queensland Office.

A woman with blonde hair and blue eyes biting into an apple while looking at the camera.

Event

Down the Huon: history of the Tasmanian apple farmer

06 Aug 2024

Hobart

Explore the ups and downs of life as a Tasmanian apple farmer.

3 Antarctic explorers looking at a small penguin.

Members

Exploring the Antarctic photography collection

14 Aug 2024

Online

Join us for a fascinating webinar on the history and photographic record of Australian Antarctic exploration.

2 women and 3 men in Greek National dress.

Event

Diaspora: the Greek migrant

20 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024

Brisbane

Did you know that the word ‘diaspora’ is a Greek word meaning ‘dispersion’?

East Block Offices

Members

Historic East Block tour

22 Aug 2024

Canberra

Discover the fascinating history of our National Office building in Canberra.

People walk over autum leaves beside East Block, Canberra.

Event

National Triangle gems

18 Nov 2024

Canberra

Enjoy history, architecture and autumn leaves on this walking tour between National Archives and the High Court of Australia.