Upcoming events

The National Archives has a program of events in Canberra and around the country, including public talks, research workshops and conferences. Browse papers and podcasts from past events.

Events at the National Archives of Australia may be photographed and recorded. Please inform the photographer if you do not want your photograph taken.

Disloyal Queenslanders: World War I security

Wednesday 10 April and Friday 12 April, 10am | Brisbane

Alien registration certificate No 6 of 1916.
NAA: BP4/3, CHINESE HEE WILLIAM AH

Learn about the surveillance, internment and deportation of aliens resident in Queensland during World War I.

National Archives Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 417

Free, bookings essential – email events@naa.gov.au

Introduction to the National Archives

Thursday 11 April, 10.30am | Perth

Perth, 1948.
NAA: K1131, W1145/A

Join us in the new Western Australia Office to learn about our unique and rich collection.

Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003

Free, bookings essential – email events@naa.gov.au

A Ticket to Paradise? Immigration records at the National Archives

Wednesday 1, Saturday 4 and Wednesday 15 May, 10.30–11.30am | Adelaide

newspaper clipping.Tran Chi Nhan and family, 1981.
NAA: A12111, 2/1981/46A/186

If your family migrated to Australia in the 20th century, it's likely there are records about it in the National Archives! Come along to this seminar to learn more about immigration records in our collection and how to access them, including passenger lists, assisted passage applications, alien registration documents and more.

This event is part of South Australia's History Festival.

Bray Room 1
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential
For more information, please contact us on (08) 8204 8787

Spies, thieves and conmen: Crime in the Archives

Friday 10 May, 12:30–1.30pm | Adelaide

newspaper clipping.Vili Hakulinen. Image courtesy of State Records of South Australia
(SRSA GRG 5/58 Vol 2 no 2/47)

From murder to mayhem, robbery to espionage, the records of the National Archives and State Records of South Australia contain a wealth of tragic, scandalous and bizarre stories. Come along to hear about the state's colourful and notorious characters and how their crimes were uncovered.

A joint talk with State Records of South Australia. This event is part of South Australia's History Festival.

Adelaide City Library
Studio 1, Level 3
Rundle Place (enter via Francis Street)
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential
For more information, please contact us on (08) 8204 8787

Alive in the Archives: Kittens, camels and decoy sheep

Wednesday 22 May, 10–11.30am | Adelaide

newspaper clipping.CoCo the cat who lived at the Commonwealth Archives, Brighton, Victoria, 1965.
NAA: B1000, NN/ALBUM 3

From gun-toting camels to decoy sheep, archivists' kittens to dogs at war, wasps in the post to lighthouse carrier pigeons … the collections of the National Archives and State Records of South Australia are alive with animals, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Join us for morning tea and find out more about the role these animals played in the history of the state and nation.

A joint talk with State Records of South Australia. This event is part of South Australia's History Festival.

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
Institute Building
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Free, bookings essential
For more information, please contact us on (08) 8204 8787

'Enemy aliens', fortune tellers and madams: stories from Northbridge

Thursday 30 May, 10.30am | Perth

Swan Barracks, Francis Street, Perth, 1965.
NAA: K1067, 110

Northbridge – home of the WA Office – has a fascinating history. Hear about some of its former residents and the traces they have left in the National Archives.

Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003

Free, bookings essential – email events@naa.gov.au

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