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Captain James Cook's magnifier. A silver presentation case in the shape of a ship's capstan. There is an oval well inside the case, which accommodates the magnifying hand-lens.
Captain James Cook's magnifier. Photo: George Serras.

Journeys: Australia's connections with the world is a National Museum of Australia gallery tracing Australia's interconnections with the world.

People have journeyed to and from the Australian continent for millennia.

Each year, almost 11 million people arrive in Australia, and the same number depart.

Journeys explores the personal stories of migrants, travellers and traders and how their objects have connected places in Australia with places abroad.

The gallery looks at the social, political and economic impacts of journeys beginning in the period before European settlement in Australia and continuing through to the 21st century.

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