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Online features

The People and Environment program has developed a range of online features that explore the shifting patterns of human engagement with Australian terrain and other species. Some features are artistic in flavour, others scientific. All convey fascinating stories about land and people.

 

Neale Lavis with racehorse Warri, at his property near Braidwood.
Australian bush horses and riders
The origins and passion for bush riding in Australia, explored by senior curator and keen horsewoman Carol Cooper (2014).
Basin Bytes
Basin Bytes
Photographs by people living in the Murray-Darling Basin, showing local landscapes, resources, cultural heritage and characters. (2004-06)
Bottles from the Basin online feature
Bottles from the Basin
Water quality analysis and stories about environmental issues being faced by communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. (2010)
Cycling in Australia
Cycling in Australia
An exploration of the bike's past, present and future in Australia, including many cycling objects from our collection. (2013-16)
Digital Landmarks 2012
Digital Landmarks 2012
A rich collection of photographic, animated and video works from students at the Australian National University School of Art, in response to the Landmarks gallery (2012)
Farmers' stories from the Upper Murray
Farmers' Stories: from the Upper Murray
Short interviews and images of farmers in Victoria, exploring their environmental connections and reliance on the weather. (2007)
Food stories
Food stories
Stories from across Australia about Museum objects, local food histories and school students at work in Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardens. (2014)
Hooked on the Goulburn River
Hooked on the Goulburn River
Stories of life, work, recreation and conservation along the Goulburn River in Victoria. (2006)
Horses in Australia
Horses in Australia
Australia's equine and equestrian heritage, featuring objects which highlight the enduring connection between horses and humans. (2014)
Object stories
Object stories
Object Stories is a collaboration between the National Museum, ABC Open and Radio National and it's great in many ways.
Pass the Salt exhibition
Pass the Salt
An exploration of places, objects and people's stories about salinity in the Wagga Wagga region of New South Wales. (2006)
Rabbits in Australia
Rabbits in Australia
A brief history of rabbits in Australia and our complex and changing relationship with this introduced species. (2014)
The Paddock Report
The Paddock Report
Regular reflections on one paddock on one Australian farm, and its place in a changing world. (2013)
Urban Farming and the Agricultural Show online feature
Urban Farming and the Agricultural Show
Contemporary urban gardeners and an historical analysis of agricultural shows as an arena for exploring ideas about people, food and place. (2012)
Violent Ends
Violent Ends
Transcripts, images, video and audio recordings from this forum on global warming, involving artists, scientists, film makers, historians and writers. (2009)