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Outreach events

The Museum acknowledges the primacy of national audiences and strives to ensure that its range of exhibitions, programs and services are developed within a national framework.

Outreach policy, February 2005

As part of its strategic priority to engage audiences beyond the Museum's Canberra site, the organisation undertook a range of public outreach programs.

A major commitment this year was to supply programming for Croc Festivals, a series of events toured nationally and managed by Indigenous Festivals Australia. Croc Festivals travelled to seven states and territories over two-and-a-half months and attracted more than 15,000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people from regional and remote locations. The tour started in Weipa, Queensland, then moved to Katherine in the Northern Territory; Derby and Geraldton in Western Australia; Port Augusta in South Australia and Swan Hill in Victoria; before finishing in Moree, New South Wales.

The Museum contracted hip-hop artists Morganics and Wire MC, and video artist Finton Mahony, to facilitate workshops for students who wrote and recorded their own songs and videos. Through these recordings the students were able to express their views about their community, their lives and aspirations and the challenges confronting them. The 14 tracks and seven music videos were developed as a package also containing a 25-page song booklet sent to all participating schools. Two tracks are being featured in the First Australians gallery's Our Community exhibition.

Following the success of online Basin Bytes projects in Echuca and Wentworth last year, the Museum has begun development of online exhibitions with communities in Toowoomba, Queensland and Goolwa, South Australia - at opposite ends of the Murray-Darling system.

The Museum is one of the few cultural institutions in the world to have a broadcast studio capable of producing broadcast-quality radio, television programs, video conference and webcasts. The Studio enabled the Museum's outreach activities this year to include several programs hosted in conjunction with the Australian Science Festival. These included three panel discussions, broadcast live on Radio National.

Outreach map

Outreach map
Program Place State
Basin Bytes Goolwa South Australia
Toowomba Queensland
Croc Festivals Weipa Queensland
Katherine Northern Territory
Derby Western Australia
Geraldton Western Australia
Port Augusta South Australia
Swan Hill Victoria
Moree New South Wales
Kuranda Queensland
Cairns Queensland
Yarrabah Queensland
Darwin Northern Territory
Songs and Stories Wangaratta Victoria
Wodonga Victoria
Albury New South Wales
Tumut New South Wales
Gundagai New South Wales
Kythera Greece
Looking Around Gap Youth Centre, Alice Springs Northern Territory
Royal Flying Doctor Service, Alice Springs Northern Territory
The Narrows, Darwin Northern Territory
Snapshots Sydney New South Wales
Boree Creek New South Wales
Enngonia New South Wales
Marra Creek New South Wales
White Cliffs New South Wales
Redpa Tasmania
Waratah Tasmania
Launceston Tasmania
Ross Tasmania
Alexandra Victoria
Talkback Classroom Washington USA
Te Papa New Zealand
Sydney New South Wales
Teaching History Fellowships Brisbane Queensland
Central Coast
New South Wales
Professional Development for Teachers Darwin Northern Territory
Alice Springs Northern Territory
Brisbane Queensland
Gold Coast Queensland
Melbourne Victoria
Ballarat Victoria
Sydney New South Wales
Newcastle New South Wales
Conference Presentations Melbourne Victoria
Sydney New South Wales
Repatriation staff visited London United Kingdom
Leicester United Kingdom
Wellington New Zealand
Eden New South Wales
Sydney New South Wales
Baronga New South Wales
Hillston New South Wales
Alice Springs Northern Territory
Longreach Queensland
Mannum South Australia
Goreta South Australia
Innamincka South Australia
Repatriation has had close involvement with groups in Sweden
Bermagul New South Wales
Framlingham Victoria
Swan Hill Victoria
Broome Western Australia
Fitzroy Crossing Western Australia