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Australian of the Year Awards 2017

Explore the objects

The National Museum of Australia uses objects to tell stories, to reach out and connect with others. We asked the Australian of the Year recipients for each state and territory to choose an object of personal significance to go on display. Each object tells us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

  • Bronze-coloured replica football boot, small white ribbon badge and small wooden cross
  • Black and white photograph of a woman holding a baby; and a small mounted silver cup.
  • Two hardcover books.
  • Light timber seagull with wings extended.
  • Mounted three-dimensional model of a nose.
  • A photo of a man, woman and two boys in shallow water; two shells and a blue perfume bottle.
  • Handwritten flow chart on paper, headed 'Clinical and support services'.
  • A cream coloured hard-covered book and a red-brown clay brick.