Disrupt, persist, invent

Australians in an ever-changing world

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

8 December 2022 to 12 June 2023

Open daily 9 am to 5 pm


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue, Parkes ACT



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

From noisy protest to quiet persistence, Disrupt, persist, invent explores the many ways people have achieved social change in Australia. 

Discover powerful stories of people and their actions, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Learn about Australia's progress in areas such as women's rights, marriage equality, science and technological invention and much more. 

You may even be inspired to create lasting change in your own community, within your city or for all Australians. 

Want more? Check out our events page for more opportunities to expand your experience.

How about a free tour? Join a National Archives team member every Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 11:30 am and delve further into these diverse stories of change. Bookings not required.

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.