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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.


5 Nov 2014

The story behind an iconic image

A man pours sand into another mans hand in a symbolic gesture.

An historic and memorable image has featured prominently in the media in the days since Gough Whitlam's death.



17 Oct 2014

Ngambri custodian Paul House welcomes PM and other dignitaries to 'Defining Moments' launch

A man at a lecturn. The Australian flag is displayed in the background

Ngambri custodian, Paul House, on behalf of Ngambri-Ngurmal and Ngunnawal-Wallabollooa Aboriginal peoples of the Canberra region, welcomed guests in to the launch of the Defining Moments in Australian History project. The event took place on Friday 29 August 2014 at the National Museum of Australia.



16 Oct 2014

ATSIP farewells intern Nicola Van Dijk

A woman sitting in a chair in front of a desk.

By Nicola Van Dijk

I have been working as an intern in the NMA's ATSIP team for two days a week for the past 10 weeks, as part of the Museums and Collections Masters course at the ANU. Previously my experience has been in biological anthropology and I have a PhD from the ANU, which involved working with Indigenous groups in island Melanesia and the Pacific. I have also worked for an Indigenous heritage consultancy firm in Canberra.

I have really enjoyed working with the ATSIP team and have learned so much during my time, not only about the internal workings of the Museum but also about Indigenous artifacts and history. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful and I am really looking forward to doing a second internship here in the New Year!

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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.