Voices: Federation, democracy and the Constitution

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



Voices gallery

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?

You’ll also learn about the troubled history of constitutional discrimination against First Australians and historical and ongoing attempts to create change.

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.