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.
Welcome to the National Museum of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program.
Curator David Kaus and visiting Kokoberrin artist Shaun Edwards, from far north Queensland, examine a piece of fibre work at the Museum's Indigenous collections store.
Photo: George Serras.
From the Museum
Explore our exhibitions and online features on the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, enduring Indigenous attachment to country and contributions to Australian society.
Exhibitions and galleries
Goree looks at the activities and achievements of the National Museum of Australia as we engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their material culture, and share their stories.
Latest from Goree
8 Oct 2015
New narrbong sculptures
Four narrbongs (bags) made of rusted metal scavenged from rubbish dumps and farms help to tell a story about cultural continuity and respect for land and materials.
Made by Waradgerie artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey, two of the works are on show in the Gallery of First Australians at the National Museum.
Did you know?
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program’s web banners and the title of our online newsletter, Goree, were inspired by the bogong moth.
Goree means 'bogong moth' and historically, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples gathered at the site where the Museum stands in Canberra for an annual bogong moth ceremony.
'Yungulu panungku milya-pinyi nyarrpa-manu kujalu-jana yapa-patu kardiyarlu makiti-kirlirli ngurra nganimpa-nyangurla.
We want everyone to know what the whitefellas with rifles did to Aboriginal people in our country.'
Theresa Ross, Warlpiri woman, 2007