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


Snowy scheme a defining moment in history

Group of men sitting on locomotive

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is being honoured as a Defining Moment in Australian History at a plaque presentation in Cooma on 19 March 2017.

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Planetarium-style experience for visitors

 	Graphic showing human figures lying on a central cushion and looking up into a large, dark dome.

Visitors will be immersed 'inside' a sacred site and see a story that spans the country and the stars in the upcoming Seven Sisters exhibition.

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Australian of the Year exhibition in Sydney

Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

The National Museum's exhibition of personal objects chosen by the eight Australian of the Year 2017 finalists is on show at the Liverpool City Library until 25 May 2017.

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Transforming our Main Hall

Graphic showing a man looking at a dress in a display case.

Treasures from the Museum's collection and a specially commissioned Aboriginal artwork are set to feature in our refurbished Main Hall.

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