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Captivating and Curious: Celebrating the Collection of the National Museum of Australia

ISBN 1876944374
paperback, 128 pages
300mm x 240mm, colour
published December 2005
RRP A$29.95 (SOLD OUT)


How do you describe the National Museum of Australia's collection? Objects range from an anchor discarded by Matthew Flinders in 1803 to Holden prototype no. 1; from a giant kewpie doll who featured in the 2000 Olympics closing ceremony to the largest collection of bark paintings in the world. Some objects reflect important moments in Australian history; others tell stories of everyday events and forgotten lives. Captivating and Curious introduces some of the most significant and diverse objects from the National Historical Collection. Taken together, they offer a journey through Australia's history that is as unique and idiosyncratic as the nation itself.