The Journeys gallery explores the journeys of people to and from Australia and the social, political and economic impacts of those journeys. Here are some of the highlights from the 750 objects on show in the gallery. These objects are from the National Museum's collections, unless otherwise stated.
All photos by George Serras, Lannon Harley, Dragi Markovic and Dean McNicoll, unless otherwise stated.
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Kuta Lines 'Streaky' hooded jumper
Indonesian influences on an Australian surf brand
Tony Brown, founder of Australian surfwear company Kuta Lines, left the beaches around Newcastle in New South Wales for the surf breaks of Bali in 1973.
Inspired by the textiles and designs he saw on this first trip to Indonesia, Brown had shirts and boardshorts made for friends and family. Today, with his wife Lynne and brother Mark, he runs a company that makes garments for beachgoers around the world.
From the 1980s, Kuta Lines made hooded 'Streaky' jumpers using a fabric developed in Indonesia. Traditional ikat weaving and dying techniques were adapted to create a fleecy, heavier-weight fabric that would keep surfers warm on the cold southern beaches.
Streakies came in many colours and became something of a cult fashion item on and off the beach.
Lent by Tony Brown.