'We, the undersigned...' petitions in the National Archives

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

21 June 2022

10 to 11 am


National Archives Qld Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170



The National Archives collection includes a wide range of petitions relating to a number of areas for change including land rights for First Australians, equal voting rights, the deportation of South Sea Islanders and the internment of enemy aliens. Not all petitions relate to the big issues, with some asking for change around postal services and others penned by school students about matters that affected them.