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Gregg Borschmann, Grahame Webb, George Main, Lorraine Shannon, Deborah Bird Rose, Kate Rigby and Kirsten Wehner
7 May 2013
In 1985 the Australian environmental philosopher Val Plumwood was almost killed by a saltwater crocodile as she canoed in Kakadu National Park. This forum talks about Plumwood’s work and how it helps us understand our place in the world.
Peter Cundall, ABC TV with Stephen Munro, National Museum of Australia
Eternity series, 3 April 2009
Horticulturalist and television personality Peter Cundall shares his unexpected life story, his passion for gardening and his thoughts on life, love and the environment with curator Stephen Munro.
Arturs and Guna Kinne, Carmelo Mirabelli, Karen Schamberger and Sylvie Stern
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 31 January 2009
Guna Kinne and Carmelo Mirabelli’s stories feature in the National Museum’s Australian Journeys gallery. They join curator Karen Schamberger and broadcaster Sylvie Stern in a discussion about their lives in Europe and Australia.
Michael McKernan and Geoff Pryor
13 December 2008
Historian Michael McKernan celebrates the life and work of much admired political cartoonist and Canberra identity Geoff Pryor, who retired after three decades with The Canberra Times.
Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia
Historical Interpretation series, 31 August 2008
The story of one Australian platoon involved in the 1918 battle of Mont St Quentin, as told by historian Peter Stanley, who follows the 12 men throughout their lives.
Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 13 August 2008
Curator Martha Sear discusses objects in the National Historical Collection that once belonged to Sir George Reid, a key figure in Australia’s Federation-era political history. Reid’s story features in the Australian Journeys gallery.
Professor Alistair Thomson, Monash University
Historical Interpretation series, 9 July 2008
Oral historian Alistair Thomson explores the experience of migration to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, through the eyes and life stories of four British women, during his time as a Director’s Fellow at the National Museum of Australia.
Dr Margo Neale, Professor Peter Read and Sam Wagan Watson
Historical Imagination series, 4 November 2007
Poet and writer Sam Wagan Watson, historian and Indigenous biographer Peter Read and National Museum curator Margo Neale discuss Indigenous issues and the intersection between historical research and imagination.
Professor David Day
Historical Interpretation series, 25 October 2007
Historian and National Museum Director’s Fellow David Day argues that Australian prime minister Andrew Fisher should be remembered for social reforms and infrastructure projects, not just committing ‘the last man and last shilling’ to the First World War.
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and Sophie Jensen, National Museum of Australia
Eternity series, 14 October 2007
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton recounts events since her daughter Azaria was taken from a tent in Australia’s Northern Territory in 1980. She speaks about the National Museum’s Chamberlain collection and the public’s fascination with the case.