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The Goree newsletter 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.


8 Oct 2015

New narrbong sculptures

A bag made from rusted metal.

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.



28 Aug 2015

Artwork by Paul Bong on display

Paul Bong

An etching by Aboriginal artist and printmaker, Paul Bong, a Yidinyji man from the Babinda-Gordonvale region south of Cairns, is now on display at the National Museum of Australia.

Crossroads is on show in Canberra until 5 October 2015.



8 May 2015

Visitors from Environment and Heritage

A group photo of six people.

Visitors from the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, who work closely with the Museum on the return of ancestral remains, recently met the Museum’s repatriation staff.


Previous issues

Goree, November 2012, Volume 9, Issue 2

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MINMin (Museum Indigenous Network)

MINMin supports Indigenous employees at the National Museum, socially and in the workplace.

It is the first point of contact for issues that affect First Australians more broadly, as well as being a resource for the Museum.