7 March to 13 October 2013. Cost: $10 adult, $8 concession, $5 child, $22 family, Friends half-price.
Step back in time to Glorious Days: Australia 1913. Immerse yourself in a time of tremendous optimism, when Australians took pride in their distinctive culture, high standard of living and sporting prowess.
In the year 1913 Australians saw their new nation as progressive and free to make its own future in the world.
The new capital, Canberra, was the expression of a national dream and the year culminated in the arrival in Sydney Harbour of Australia's own navy.
1913 has been described as a 'hinge year', when people embraced the modern world of automobiles, aeroplanes, rollerskating and cinema, although attitudes and prejudices from the past persisted.
Glorious Days features beautiful artworks, costume, music and newsreel footage from Australia a century ago.
Take the opportunity to look back 100 years, and ask yourself: how much has changed, and what has stayed the same?
Programs and events
Celebrate the spirit of Glorious Days: Australia 1913 by taking part in one of our special programs and events.
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Image credit: (above) rollerskater Nellie Donegan, 1913. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, P1/486. Colourised image: National Museum of Australia.