Underworld guided tours

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

3 July 2021 to 24 October 2021

Saturday and Sunday
11 am to 11:30 am


National Archives of Australia
National Office
Kings Avenue, Parkes ACT


Free. Bookings not required.

This 30-minute guided tour of the exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties will illuminate the dark underbelly of post-war Australia. Learn about some of the colour and sordid characters exposed in the unique mugshots on display, the likes of which exist nowhere else in world.

The tour will also trace links between the criminal underworld of the 1920s and the national archival collection through World War I service records, customs records and early ephemera.

Saturday and Sunday mornings just got a little more dangerous at the National Archives.

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

This program is presented in line with COVID-19 regulations and guidelines.