The National Archives in Canberra has updated its café with a new display on banned books. Read about the secret history of Australian censorship as you sip your coffee. You can also examine a censor’s report or flip through a copy of a book or magazine once prohibited in Australia.

On permanent display from 23 January 2013

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

4 thoughts on “Display

  1. is it possible to get/purchase a copy of the cafe wall display ‘Banned’? I would like to include it as part of my renovations in my home.

    thank you

    • Hi Jeni,
      We have copies of the Banned poster available in our online shop here. I’m afraid that is the only merchandise available for Banned at this stage.

      National Archives

  2. Hi…how much longer will the cafe be running? will it ever get to Sydney?

    I’m willing to pop over to Canberra if need be….but want to make the cafe/ exhibition is still on in teh enxt few months?

    Appreciate your time

    • Hi Linda, thanks for your comment. This is a new permanent display in the café at the National Archives in Canberra, so it will still be on in the next few months. We don’t have plans at this stage to tour the Banned display.

      All our exhibitions and displays are open to the public daily from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas and Good Friday). However, if you would like to grab a coffee while you look at the Banned display, you will need to visit during our café’s opening hours, which are 9am to 3.45pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays).

      Please visit our website to find out more about what’s on at the National Archives.


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