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History & ideas

Exhibition and feature websites

Defining moments in our history? Join the conversation.

Many of our exhibitions have extensive feature websites, some with enhanced online-only content.

We also have feature websites developed as collaborations with other museums, community groups or students.

Exhibitions currently on show
Past exhibitions
Other online feature websites

Audio on demand

Podcasts of conferences, seminars and programs covering a diverse range of historical and museological topics.


Research and museology

Research and scholarship are central to the National Museum of Australia's collection, exhibitions, publications and other activities. This research includes Australian history, care of its collection and museological areas including audience, evaluation and outreach.

View projects, people, publications and opportunites

Explore Australian history through collection objects

Southern Cross Memorial, created by Austin Byrne between 1930 and 1993.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
A mechanical shearing handpiece presented to champion shearer Jack Howe by the Wolseley company in 1893.
Soccer uniforms, medals and trophies from a champion of football in Australia.
Used on a farm bear Yass to power a sheep-shearing plant.
A pair of pistols used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Australia's last known duelling challenge.
A 1950s Holden Special Sedan owned by one woman for 25 years.
Beret worn by ‘Oppy’ throughout his life as a tribute to the French for their support of his cycling prowess.
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