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First Australians

WARNING: Visitors should be aware that this website includes images and names of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Now showing in Canberra, free

First Australians: Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is the largest gallery at the National Museum of Australia. Many of the stories are told by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who speak of diversity and connections, the strength and continuity of identities, and the central nature of spirituality in their lives.

Welcome to country

A welcome to country from our Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri traditional custodians.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories

The First Australians gallery was developed with extensive community consultation and includes our: