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Memento : Issue 29
Two-year-old Max Enright at the Archives’ annual Grandkids Day in Canberra. Nearly 3000 children, parents and grandparents enjoyed an action packed program on the day. Grandkids Day encourages young people to explore our exhibitions and treasures in the collection. faces at the Archives faces at the Archives faces Director-General Ross Gibbs, Minister for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone and Professor Amareswar Galla (Australian National University) at the launch of Making Australia Home. This new service developed by the National Archives enables migrants and their families to locate and retrieve information about their arrival in Australia (see story on page 18). Dr John Ainsworth next to a display about his grandfather Captain GF Ainsworth, who was the first Commonwealth Intelligence Officer appointed in Queensland. Dr Ainsworth is holding a cane once used by Captain Ainsworth. Concealed inside is a small silver revolver and blade. The cane is on loan from Captain Ainsworth’s daughter, Mrs Beatrice Gaut, and will be on display in our Brisbane office until September. Professor Dustin Griffin, grand nephew of Walter Burley Griffin, visited the Archives on a visit from the USA to look at the Walter Burley Griffin plans of Canberra. 14 MEMENTO News from the National Archives