Connections / Mura gadi: archives, people, place

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Mon–Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat–Sun: 10am – 4pm


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



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.

Mura gadi means 'pathways for searching' in the language of the Ngunnawal people of Canberra. 

About our permanent exhibitions

The National Office in Canberra has 2 permanent exhibitions showcasing stories from the collection: Voices / Dhuniai and Connections / Mura gadi.