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


Vale John Hirst

John Hirst. Dr John Hirst, the renowned Australian historian who passed away last week, made a remarkable contribution to the National Museum of Australia over many years. National Museum director Dr Mathew Trinca pays tribute. Read the full tribute

50th anniversary of decimal currency

Henry Chapman. On Valentine's Day 1966, Australians woke to a brand new currency: the Australian dollar. More on this latest Defining Moment

Indigenous Artists in Residence

Paul Bong painting Join esteemed Yidinji artist Paul Bong as he shares his works and stories. More on Paul Bong and his workshop

History comes alive

Children playing kspace ABC Canberra's Louise Maher interviews curator Stephen Munro about Kspace – our new interactive game adventure for kids. Listen to the interview on SoundCloud