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2018 Australian of the Year exhibition

Australian of the Year Awards 2018

On show at the Geelong Regional Library and Heritage Centre, Victoria
9 June – 4 August 2018

Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contribution of extraordinary Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards. These leading citizens are role models who inspire and challenge us all to create a better Australia.

The National Museum of Australia uses objects to tell stories, to connect with others and make us think. We asked Australian of the Year recipients from each state and territory to choose an object of personal significance that communicates something about their lives, aspirations and experiences. Here are their stories.

This exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Portrait images courtesy National Australia Day Council.

Tour dates

Geelong Regional Library and Heritage Centre, Victoria, 9 June – 4 August 2018

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland, 11 August – 13 October 2018

The exhibition has been on show at:

  • State Library of SA, South Australia, 23 March – 3 June 2018
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra from 15 December 2017 – 18 February 2018