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


First women in parliament

Two well-dressed women entering Parliament House in Canberra.Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney became the first women elected to the Australian Parliament on 21 August 1943. More on this Defining Moment

Eye-catching collection on show

Glass eyA collection of glass eyes made by ocularist Paul McClarin, Australia’s last glass eye maker, is new to our Journeys gallery. More on the glass eyes

Warakurna exhibition in Broken Hill

Warakurna exhibitionOur exhibition of contemporary artworks from the Western Desert community of Warakurna is on show in Broken Hill until 24 September. More on the Warakurna exhibition

Record entries for film competition

The Garden of Australian Dreams.More than 140 entries have been received for the AnthropoScene film competition, with six of the best to be shown at the Museum in October.  More on the film competition