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Video highlights

Curator's picks and the story behind some of the highlights from the National Museum of Australia's collection. For more videos visit the Museum's YouTube channel.

Wooden container

A wooden container reconnects the women in Jilda Andrews' family.

Bealiba gold nugget

The story of a gold nugget found 100 years after the Victorian gold rush, with curator Stephen Munro.

Dan tre – musical instrument

A musical instrument made by a Vietnamese man in a refugee camp, with curator Jennifer Wilson.

Cook's cannon

A cannon jettisoned from the Endeavour by James Cook, with curator Michelle Hetherington.

Arched window from Play School

The power of Play School for generations of Australian children, with curator Sophie Jensen.

Reconciliation jacket

Lorna Schmider-Woodcock on a favourite outfit worn by her godmother, Jackie Huggins.

Rabbit skin rug

The impact of rabbits in Australia, with curator Martha Sear.

Blaxland clock

A link to the first European crossing of the Blue Mountains, with curator Karolina Kilian.

Basket from north Queensland

Curator Lee Burgess on the discovery of a cane basket by members of the Nywaigi community.

Joan Richmond's number plate

One woman's drive to reach the 1932 Monte Carlo rally, with curator Jo Bach.

Milk cart

Essendon milkman Conway Tighe on the Lincoln Park Dairy milk delivery cart.

Myxomatosis trial syringe

A syringe used as a weapon in the war against rabbits. with curator Kirsten Wehner.

Convict punishment shoe

The cruelty of a shoe designed to harm its wearer, with curator Michelle Hetheringon.

Andrejs' suitcase

The story of a Latvian family's displacement, with Museum educator Jeni White.