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Collection Explorer Defining Moments in Australian History Remembering 1914-1918. Objects, stories and emotions


Commemorating the Gallipoli landing

1915: Australian troops land at Gallipoli

On 25 April 1915, Australian soldiers landed at Gallipoli in Turkey. By evening, 2000 were dead or wounded. Lest we forget.

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Mkids school holidays competition

A detail from 'The Story of Australia' book cover

Mkids members can go into the running to win one of five copies of The Story of Australia by sending us an image of their Discovery Space school holidays artwork.

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Seeking more on mystery seaweed collector

Detail of a page depicting seaweed specimens

We are searching for information about Charles Morrison, an amateur Scottish seaweed collector who arrived in Melbourne from Ireland around 1854.

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Rare goodwill moon rock on display

A piece of rock

A fragment of a rock brought back from the 1972 ‘Apollo 17’ moon mission will be on display in the Main Hall of the Museum from Monday, 10 April 2017.

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