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.

Reforming NT self-government – reconciling the two Towers of Power

Thursday 28 June, 5.30pm | Darwin

Portion of mapPrime Minister Malcolm Fraser and Paul Everingham sign documents giving self-government to the Northern Territory, 1978.
(NAA: A6180, 29/6/78/44)

When the Northern Territory was granted self-government in 1978 very little thought was given to what legal and institutional relationships needed to be established between the new NT government, the land councils, and traditional owners to enable a smoothly functioning system of government.

This talk will explore the issues surrounding the management and development of the Territory in light of the separation of powers since self-government.

Presented by Ken Parish, legal academic at Charles Darwin University and former Member of the NT Legislative Assembly.

Northern Territory Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810

Free, bookings essential

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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