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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.


3 Feb 2017

Memento of Wave Hill Walk-Off

A large metal trunk with a hinged lid. There are two clips at the front and a loop to attach a padlock. The trunk is rusty, has handle on either side and contains cooking utensils.

Brenda L Croft reflects on the significance of a tuckerbox owned by Aboriginal rights campaigner Brian Manning.



21 Nov 2016

Ian Dunlop and the Western Desert films

Ian Dunlop with Spencer (Nuni) Banaga

Artefacts seen in Ian Dunlop’s groundbreaking Western Desert films from the 1960s are an important addition to the National Museum’s collection.



17 Oct 2016

Meet our Encounters interns

Encounters interns groupshot

We are thrilled to welcome six very talented Indigenous women to Canberra as the inaugural Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarship interns.



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.