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Your contribution to the Encounters Indigenous Scholarships program will support cultural training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Canberra Day

Geraldine Doogue On 12 March 1913, the Governor-General’s wife, Lady Denman, announced that Canberra was the name of Australia’s new national capital. More on this Defining Moment

Encounters panel discussion

Geraldine Doogue Join First Peoples from Australia, Canada and Scandinavia and ABC RN’s Geraldine Doogue for a discussion about encounters and how they can change our world. Book now for 16 March, 6–7.30pm

Free Encounters classroom resource

Close-up of a man's hand holding a fishing spear Explore the digital timeline and online activities based on stories shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund. Explore the classroom resource

Best Bird in Show, now on show

An oil painting featuring a hard feathered bantam rooster. The painting is framed in a black wooden frame with glass over the top. The Museum has just put on display a striking oil portrait of ‘Robert’, a prize-winning Modern Game bantam cockerel, painted in 1922. More on Robert’s portrait