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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.


27 Jun 2014

Farewell to staff

Two smiling women standing in front of a bookcase full of books and files.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program is farewelling valued staff members, intern Alana Garwood-Houng and specialist researcher Lily Withycombe. Both have been working with the Encounters project team.



24 Jun 2014

New exhibition Lag Meta Aus opens

A view of the Lag Meta Aus exhibition.

The National Museum of Australia recently opened its newly developed exhibition, Lag Meta Aus: Home in the Torres Strait. The exhibition was opened by the chairman of the Torres Strait Regional Authority, Joseph Elu, after several years of research and planning.



21 May 2014

Wake Up Time Group participates in Australian Indigenous Fashion Week

Designer, Kylie Caldwell from Casino selects the garments she has created for the Inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion week held in Sydney at the Town Hall 11 of April 2014.

The Wake Up Time Group is based in Casino and has been running for over a decade. They came together out of a need to support each other during difficult times. The women use the activity of making arts and crafts to spend time together supporting each other and sharing knowledge.


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.