Connections: archives, people, place

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday to Sunday


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue, Parkes
ACT 2600



The Connections gallery

How did a pigeon save the life of a lighthouse keeper?

Do lesbians really have more fun?

Are potatoes a cure for all ills?

Our daily interactions with the Commonwealth generate the records that make up the National Archives’ collection. These records reflect surprising and important connections between Australians and their government and reveal stories that help us understand the history of our country and its people.

Discover intriguing stories from Australian history then choose your own exploration pathway on our interactive digital wall. There are hundreds of tales and hidden secrets to uncover.

About our permanent galleries

Our national office in Canberra has two permanent galleries showcasing stories from the collection: Voices and Connections.

We also host temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Visit our national office page to see what’s on.