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20 Jun 17

First women to ride around Australia

Black and white photo of two women on bicycles carrying swags and other equipment

School friends Shirley Duncan and Wendy Law set off on their bikes to travel around Australia in 1946. Their journey took three years.

By Catriona Donnelly

9 Jun 17

Opening of Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

A man wearing a white feather head-dress and grass skirt performs for a crowd of people.

The National Museum is delighted to host the travelling Gab Titui exhibition Evolution: Torres Strait Islander Masks, on show in Canberra until 23 July 2017.

By Lily Withycombe

6 Jun 17

Seeking black swan memorabilia

Ceramic plate with gold trim and an illustration of a black swan on a map of Western Australia

The National Museum is seeking objects that help to tell a story about the adoption of the black swan to represent the state of Western Australia.

By National Museum of Australia