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First World War montages

First World War The Museum, in partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive, is showing rare footage of life on the home front in Australia during the First World War. The first in a series of montages is on show in the Museum’s Main Hall as well as online. View more about the montages

Governor Lachlan Macquarie exhibition

Governor Lachlan Macquarie The Museum, in collaboration with Macquarie Group Limited, has produced an exhibition in Sydney that highlights Governor Macquarie's lasting contribution to social reform, exploration and urban development in Australia and New South Wales. View more about the Governor Lachlan Macquarie exhibition on show in Sydney

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia Explore the history of cycling in Australia in this travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum. On show at the Queensland Museum, Brisbane from 29 November 2014 to 8 June 2015. View more about the exhibition

New classroom resources

A coin featuring a portrait of James CookExplore our fantastic new collections produced in collaboration with ABC Splash:

- James Cook: Finding your way
- A robot future
- Taming the Australian desert View more classroom resources

Australian bush horses and riders

Neale Lavis with his horse Mirrabooka Neale Lavis is one of Australia's greatest equestrians and a 1960 Rome Olympics three-day event champion. This website features Neale's story through film and many of his beautiful photographs. Learn more about Neale Lavis