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2005

Whose Anzac biscuits are Australia's best?
21/04/2005
Celebrity chef Margaret Fulton comes to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Sunday to judge the best Anzac bikkie baked by Country Women's Association cooks from across the nation.

Historians explore basis of Anzac legend
31/03/2005
A group of distinguished historians will present a range of views on the Anzac legend - and its significance to Australians - at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Sunday.

Storyteller to spin yarns in Port Lincoln
30/03/2005
A talented storyteller who delights children at the Story Place in National Museum of Australia in Canberra is taking her tales to schools and libraries in Port Lincoln and area next week.

Comparing histories of deserts at 23 degrees South
29/03/2005
A ground-breaking book which explores the comparative human and environmental histories of the southern hemisphere's deserts will be launched at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra tomorrow.

Nation's best cartoonists go Behind the Lines
23/03/2005
The year's best political cartoons - tracing the tsunami, war, free trade and the fall of Latham - go on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra tomorrow.

A Sunday afternoon viewing the desert
10/03/2005
A group of artists will wrestle with the question of why deserts captivate them at a free public forum this Sunday at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Kevin Rudd to face young interviewers
08/03/2005
The Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Security, Kevin Rudd, will face heavy questioning from three students in a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Historic rugby league shield handover
07/03/2005
The historic Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Challenge Shield, presented to winners of the premiership in the first six years of first-grade rugby league competition in Australia - from 1908 to 1913 - will be unveiled at the National Museum of Australia on Tuesday.

Royal visitors experience stories of Australia
07/03/2005
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will learn more about Australia's land, nation and people during a visit to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

Historic rugby league shield handover
07/03/2005
The historic Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Challenge Shield, presented to winners of the premiership in the first six years of first-grade rugby league competition in Australia - from 1908 to 1913 - will be unveiled at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

Cackle of cartoonists consider country's best
01/03/2005
A cackle of cartoonists (or is the collective noun a giggle?) will gather in Sydney tomorrow for the launch of the National Museum of Australia's Behind the Lines exhibition.

Eternity gallery to show off 'the clock frock'
28/02/2005
A new costume which enraptured onlookers at Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1995 is sure also to thrill visitors to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra when it goes on display tomorrow.

Deserts come to Canberra for A Day in the Extremes
25/02/2005
The spirit of the world's great southern deserts comes to Canberra this Sunday when the National Museum of Australia throws open the doors of its Extremes exhibition for a day of free family fun.

Hope continues for A World Without Polio
18/02/2005
A World Without Polio: Truly Remarkable is in its final weeks, closing on February 27. The exhibition is part of the celebration of the service club's 100th anniversary next Wednesday.

National Museum nation's top tourist spot
12/02/2005
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra was last night judged the nation's best Major Tourist Attraction, three years after it burst on to the tourism scene.

New books on deserts and climate change
01/02/2005
Four new books exploring the history and archaeology of the world's deserts and their people - and the impact of climate change - will be launched at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Thursday.

Canberra team unearths ancient burial boat
14/01/2005
One of the oldest log canoes in Southeast Asia has been unearthed by Australian archaeologists at a burial site in Vietnam.

South American treasures on show in Australia
12/01/2005
A collection of precious objects tracing centuries of human survival in the Atacama and Puna deserts are on show in a new exhibition just opened at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Robbie the Rat brings history to life for kids
05/01/2005
A giant Cockney rat who scarpered from a convict ship to bring Australia's history to life is running free tours and storytelling at the National Museum of Australia from today.

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