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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.


15 Apr 2016

The power of Jandamarra’s boomerang

From left: Gerrard Lawford, Lee Burgess, Kristen Andrews and Jamal McCarthy in front of the Museum.

Seeing a boomerang believed to have belonged to heroic resistance fighter Jandamarra was a highlight for three Kimberley men who recently visited the National Museum.



29 Jan 2016

‘Aboriginal Plant Use Trail’ at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Aunty Agnes Shea opening the Aboriginal Plant Use Trai

The National Museum’s Indigenous Curator Lee Burgess attended the recent launch of the Aboriginal Plant Use Trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.



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.



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.