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.

Land rights now!

Thursday 24 May, 5.15pm–7pm | Darwin

coloured photograph.Aboriginal land rights – policy.
(NAA: A5882, CO1179 PART 2)

The 1967 referendum led to a series of events which changed Australia and the Northern Territory. In 1976, the Australian Government enacted the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act after many decades of protest. But 40 years on, questions still arise as to whether land rights are the panacea, just part of the solution, or part of the problem.

Presented by Bob Beadman, a retired public servant of 43 years and now Chairman of the Northern Territory Grants Commission.

Presented by the National Archives of Australia in partnership with the Northern Territory Archives Service.

Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Free, bookings essential

From Commonwealth to self-government

Friday 15 June, 10am and Wednesday 20 June, 10am | Brisbane

aerial color photograph of Darwin and Darwin Harbour.Aerial view of Darwin, Northern Territory.
(NAA: B942, States – NT (Scenic) [4])

The Northern Territory became a Commonwealth Government territory on 1 January 1911. Find out about the Territory's journey to self-government in 1978.

National Archives of Australia
Queensland State Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Free, bookings essential: via (07) 3249 4224 or events@naa.gov.au

X files in the Archives

Friday 17 August, 10am and Wednesday 22 August, 10am | Brisbane

newspaper clipping. UFO article in The Age 22 October 1978.
(NAA: A9755, 4, page 10)

Did you know that the Archives has files about unidentified flying objects? From flying saucers to balls of light in the sky to lost weather balloons. The truth may be out there…or is it in our repositories?

National Archives of Australia
Queensland State Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170

Free, bookings essential: via (07) 3249 4224 or events@naa.gov.au

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