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Mikey Robins on Defining Moments

Mikey Robins and Michelle Hetherington Mikey Robins discusses Defining Moments in Australian History with the Museum’s curators and people on the street. Watch the videos on YouTube

Mabo decision honoured as Defining Moment

Stainless steel plaque unveiled. Members of the extended Mabo and Passi families and Director of the National Museum of Australia, Dr Mat Trinca, have unveiled a plaque commemorating the Mabo decision. View more on the unveiling

Museum seeks help with autograph quilt

A section of the quilt embroidered with the initials 'H.T.' Can you help the Museum identify the 650 people whose embroidered signatures, names, monograms or initials appear on a rare autograph quilt made in Melbourne about 1894?

Please note that while the quilt itself is not on display, you can examine it on our interactive.

Early paintings by French explorers

Banded Hare Wallaby Exquisite illustrations by French artists made during Nicolas Baudin’s 1800s exploration of Australia will come to the country as the result of a deal between the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France, and six Australian museums, including the National Museum of Australia. View media release and illustrations

Contribute to our First World War Interactive

A detail from a postcard that features a soldier and a woman embracing. The Museum’s new interactive, Remembering 1914–18, seeks to create a national online connection to the people and events of the First World War. You can get involved by uploading an image of an object from 1914–18, and the story behind it. Explore Remembering 1914–18