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.

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

A Ticket to Paradise? Immigration Records at the National Archives

Saturday 18 August, 11am–12pm | Adelaide

Fairsea arrivals at Adelaide - September 1963.
(NAA: A12111, 2/1963/4A/49)

The National Archives holds a wealth of records relating to 20th century immigration. These include alien registration documents, passenger lists, assisted passage and citizenship applications and migrant hostel registers. If your family migrated to Australia, especially during the period after WW2, it is likely that there will be at least one record relating to this in the collection. Come and find out what we hold and how you can access these records.

Onkaparinga Libraries (Hub Library)
Hub Drive 
Aberfoyle Park, SA 5159

Free, bookings essential

Inaugural Dr Mickey Dewar Oration

Wednesday 29 August, 6pm | Darwin

Ms Clare Martin, Former Territory Chief Minister (2001–2007), will deliver the inaugural Dr Mickey Dewar Oration. The event will be chaired by ABC Journalist Kristy O'Brien.

The Oration is in memory of the late Dr Dewar's contribution to the Northern Territory as a respected historian and former long-term member of the Archives Advisory Council.

Mal Nairn Auditorium
Charles Darwin University
Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina
NT 0810

Free, bookings essential

Drinks and canapés will be provided.

Further information: Danielle.Dagostino@naa.gov.au

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