Family fun & historical significance at the Archives
Constitution Day is celebrated on the 9th of July each year - the date Australia's Constitution became law in 1900. Each year, this date is recognised by the National Archives as they hold the original Constitution documents in their sealed archives. Over the whole weekend, the actual Constitution documents will be on display in the Federation Gallery for all to view. There will also be a guide there to explain its significance.
As well as this, the day will include family friendly activities such as a discovery trail for kids (with a cupcake as the prize!), kids can practice the art of calligraphy as well as enjoy Indigenous face-painting, performances and storytelling. Kids can make their own Constitution Day badge and learn more about what the Constitution means and how it affects our life today. Activities and events run between 11am - 4pm in Galleries 1 and 2.
For adults there is also a Constitution Day Speakers Forum, including well known identity and journalist Mr Stan Grant. Booking are essential - see website for all the details.