Explore Australian history since European settlement in Landmarks: People and Places across Australia. Discover stories of people and places across the continent on our ground and lower ground floors.
Landmarks considers 10 big themes in Australia’s past, each focusing on an idea, ambition, philosophy or problem. It takes visitors on an imaginative ‘tour’ to explore how these themes have unfolded in particular places and inspired people in their approach to living in this country.
Delve deeper into the Museum's collection, to explore more about the first British colonies established in Aboriginal lands, how settlers spread out across the continent, discovered gold, developed democracy, expanded agriculture, mining and manufacturing, and built the highly urbanised nation we know today.