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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.


19 Jan 2015

Pukatja pottery in Porcelain City

Ceramic pot

The National Museum recently purchased a stunning ceramic pot that Derek Jungarrayi Thompson made in Jingdezhen, China.

Kungkarangkalpa Attila is on display in the new acquisition case outside Circa until 22 February 2015.



11 Dec 2014

Kintore kids visit the Museum

Twelve Pintupi students, their principal Nick Richardson, teacher Lauren Baird and Aboriginal assistant teacher Mimila Napangarti, from Walungurru School in the Northern Territory, visited the National Museum in Canberra on November 31 2014.



27 Nov 2014

The Museum wins an APS Indigenous Employment Award

Left to right: Dr Ian Watt AO, Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Chair of the APS Diversity Council; MINmin coordinator Simon Goode; The Hon Alan Tudge MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.

The Museum, or rather its Indigenous staff network (MINmin), was one of only two agencies to be recognised in the inaugural Australian Public Service (APS) Indigenous Employment Awards.


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.