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The Water Diviner: screen to page

Andrew Anastasios and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, authors, with Kylie Carman-Brown, National Museum of Australia

The Home Front lecture series, 11 June 2015

Andrew and Meaghan discuss the inspiration for The Water Diviner, their book which inspired the 2014 film about Gallipoli and grief. With an introduction from Kylie about the Museum’s exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

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history, journeys, nation

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Landmark women: Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley, founder and director of the HerCanberra website

Landmark Women, 15 May 2015

Amanda talks about the importance of family, and her ‘winding career path’ – from running a citrus marketing lobby group – to moderating the Mamamia website and setting up the HerCanberra website.

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canberra, health, leisure, women

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In the Shadow of Ebola film screening and discussion

Professor Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and chaired by Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow, National Museum of Australia

12 May 2015

Environmental and medical historian and film director Gregg Mitman talks about his work in Liberia, which resulted in the 2015 film In the Shadow of Ebola.

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conflict, disease, health, nation

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The making of The Home Front: Australia during the First World War

Joanne Bach and Jonathan Lineen, curators, National Museum of Australia

The Home Front lecture series, 7 May 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at researching and staging this National Museum exhibition. Includes the favourite featured stories from two of the curators.

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history, military, nation, women

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Landmark women: Felicity Packard

Felicity Packard, screenwriter and lecturer, University of Canberra

Landmark Women, 17 April 2015

Felicity talks about her personal journey producing the Anzac Girls television series and the many unknown great deeds of women in the Great War.

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journeys, military, women

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Landmark women: Heather Reid AM

Heather Reid, chief executive officer of the ACT Football Federation and Canberra United Football Club

Landmark Women, 20 March 2015

Heather talks about the evolution of women’s involvement in soccer, her childhood in the Snowy Mountains and almost 40 years working in sports administration.

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sport, women

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Is cycling normal? The past, present and future of the bicycle in Australia

Daniel Oakman, National Museum of Australia

Cycling in Australia series, 21 February 2015

Curator and cyclist Daniel Oakman explores the history of the bicycle and the resurgence of cycling in Australia and across the world.

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bike, urban

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Landmark women: Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou

Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou, Handmade Canberra

Landmark Women, 20 February 2015

Handmade Canberra founders Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou discuss their creative passions and the business and markets they inspired.

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art, business, craft

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Landmark women: Michelle Hetherington

Michelle Hetherington, Senior Curator, National Museum of Australia

Landmark Women, 21 November 2014

Curator Michelle Hetherington discusses her life and her work researching and developing major exhibitions for the National Library of Australia and National Museum of Australia.

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cook, exhibition, exploration, journeys, pacific

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Equitation science: understanding how horses think and learn

Professor Paul McGreevy, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney

Spirited lecture series, 14 November 2014

International Society for Equitation Science co-founder Paul McGreevy discusses his approach to understanding how horses think and learn, as well as his work as a scientific adviser in the development of the exhibition Spirited: Australia’s horse story.

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history, horse, leisure, sport

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