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Ros Kidd, historian and consultant
Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 10 November 2009
For seven decades the Queensland government intercepted Aboriginal people’s wages, child endowment, pensions, inheritances. It controlled their bank accounts, deducted fees, restricted withdrawals. This was wrong. What are the avenues for redress?
Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 14 October 2009
Curator Anthea Gunn talks about her research on the colonial settlement of Hobart and the expansion of Van Diemen’s Land in the early 1800s, as part of her work on the Creating a Country gallery.
Laina Hall, Peter Lane and Susannah Helman
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 13 June 2009
Collector Peter Lane and curators Laina Hall and Susannah Helman discuss three stories from the Australian Journeys gallery: the emotional drama of convict tokens, Alexander Mussen’s redemption on the goldfields and Muriel McPhee’s secret trousseau.
Liz Marsden, Victoria Police Museum
Collections 2009 series, 27 March 2009
Collections manager Liz Marsden outlines the objectives of the Victoria Police Museum, examines its exhibitions and how the presentation of stories can create challenges in regard to the emotional ‘charge’ experienced by some visitors.
Rebecca Nason, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 11 June 2008
Curator Rebecca Nason discusses two Staffordshire figurines of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist, parliamentarian and convict William Smith O’Brien. His story is told in the Australian Journeys gallery.