Voices / Dhuniai: Federation, democracy and the Constitution

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

9 am to 5 pm


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



Take a journey through the history of the Australian Constitution and the rights and freedoms it guarantees.

The Constitution provides the legal framework for how we live together as Australians. It’s also about the values and aspirations we share. So how was it written, and how can it be updated to reflect changing times and attitudes?

The exhibition also embraces dialogue about the troubled history of constitutional discrimination against First Australians and historical and ongoing attempts to create change.

Dhuniai means 'talk' in the language of the Ngunnawal people of Canberra. 

Go on a 3D virtual tour of Voices / Dhuniai

About our permanent exhibitions

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


The National Archives manages its COVID-19 requirements based on ACT Health COVID-19 guidelines.

Masks and checking in using Check In CBR are no longer required when you visit us.

Please feel free to wear a mask and/or check-in for your own wellbeing.

Sanitiser stations are available onsite. 

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