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The Goree newsletter looks at the activities and achievements of the National Museum of Australia as we engage with Indigenous peoples and their material culture, and share their stories.


15 Aug 2014

Jandamarra prepares for final battle in new work

A closeup of the painting, Preparation for Battle at 6 Mile Creek, by Kimberley artist, Jack Macale

Renowned Bunuba resistance figure Jandamarra is the subject of a painting recently acquired by the National Museum of Australia. Preparation for Battle at 6 Mile Creek refers to the Jandamarra's last battle, where he was badly wounded and managed to escape only to be killed after being tracked to Tunnel Creek.



14 Aug 2014

Old Masters family programs

Four children kneel beside a tree trunk.

Old Masters was an incredible exhibition that displayed some of the significant bark paintings in the National Museums vast collection. The Museum's summer Discovery Space school holiday program and Australia Day festival occurred during Old Masters, so it was only fitting that our family programs celebrated and drew inspiration from the exhibition.



8 Aug 2014

Installing the Warlpiri Drawings exhibition

Tools out on a table along side a gallery wall.

National Museum staff from the curatorial, conservation, registration and exhibition teams are busy this week installing the latest exhibition to feature in our First Australians focus gallery.


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.