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


Freewheeling curator Daniel Oakman returns to his hometown of Melbourne for a trip down memory lane on a dragster. More on Freewheeling

First women to ride around Australia

Two women with bicycles and swags

Our Freewheeling exhibition features stories including that of Shirley Duncan and Wendy Law, who set off to ride around Australia in 1946.

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Activists honoured at exhibition opening

Two men and a woman in a wheel chair, on a stage

Professor John Maynard and Aboriginal rights activists Ray Peckham and Joyce Clague and their families joined us for the launch of A Change is Gonna Come.

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Remarkable performance by Zugubal dancers

A man's hand holding a small fibreglass skull

The Zugubal dance group captivated visitors at the opening of the Gab Titui exhibition Evolution: Torres Strait Islander Masks.

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Vale Don McMichael, first Museum director

Don McMichael

The staff and Council of the National Museum note with sadness the death of Dr Don McMichael, inaugural Director of the National Museum, and a long-term advocate for Australian museums.

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