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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.


24 Mar 2017

Important new Papunya women's film

Video still of elderly woman

In Women’s History Month we celebrate the women of Papunya, a beautiful ground painting and a moving reunion with senior custodians including Tilau Nangala.



17 Mar 2017

Lockhart River community visitors

Four men and a child looking at a print on a table

Members of the Lockhart River community in Far North Queensland visited the National Museum recently to view cultural material in our collection.



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.



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.