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Delve deeper into Defining Moments by exploring a detailed history of each key event, with images, quotes, related moments and suggestions for further reading. See our Defining Moments timeline for the full list of these moments and all other suggested moments.

About the project

Defining Moments includes a Digital Discovery Wall in the Gandel Atrium at the National Museum and plans for a Defining Moments Digital Classroom from 2020.

Video series for students

Our free, animated videos reveal fun and forgotten facts about events including the gold rush, Eureka Stockade and women’s suffrage. Written by historian David Hunt.

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