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2006

School yard sale brings clock to museum
01/06/2006
A five-shilling school yard sale has resulted in the National Museum of Australia acquiring a wrecked clock from Australia's first major civil air disaster, 75 years after the Southern Cloud crashed in the Snowy Mountains.

Top End students star in new photo show
31/05/2006
The lives of primary school children living in four remote Top End communities are the focus of a new photographic exhibition that opens at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) this Friday, 2 June.

Rare Pacific objects come from Cook to Canberra
26/05/2006
The world's largest identifiable collection of artefacts collected on Captain James Cook's Pacific voyages goes on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on 1 July.

Canberrans share stories of emigration
23/05/2006
A popular exhibition that captures the powerful emotions of British emigration to Australia in the 19th century closes at the National Museum of Australia soon.

Students quiz Canadian High Commissioner
08/05/2006
Three secondary school students will ask Canadian High Commissioner Michael Leir about the Canadian environment and his country's position on the war in Iraq at a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

Museum makes tracks into children's literacy
02/05/2006
A set of eight books inspired by significant objects from the National Museum of Australia's collection is being launched this week to help children make tracks into literacy and history.

First National Museum fellows announced
27/04/2006
The role of Captain James Cook in the nation's historical imagination and the history of an Aboriginal breastplate will be examined by the National Museum of Australia's two inaugural research fellows

Emotional stories of epic emigrant journeys
19/04/2006
An exhibition that captures the powerful and conflicting emotions of British emigration to Australia in the 19th century opens at the National Museum of Australia this Friday.

Emotional stories of epic emigrant journeys
06/04/2006
An exhibition that captures the powerful and conflicting emotions of British emigration to Australia in the 19th century opens at the National Museum of Australia on 21 April.

Students to quiz Environment Minister
27/03/2006
Three secondary school students will ask federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage Ian Campbell about climate change and the Kyoto Protocol at a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

New journal focuses on museum matters
20/03/2006
Australia's newest journal of material history and museum practice, reCollections, will be launched at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra tomorrow.

Bodyline buy matches new cricket exhibition
15/03/2006
A match-used, signed Bodyline series stump is a key new National Museum purchase, which coincides with the opening of a new cricket exhibition tomorrow.

Museum visitors captivated on fifth anniversary
09/03/2006
The National Museum of Australia marks a couple of key milestones this week, with the fifth anniversary of operations at Acton and more than 70,000 people visiting its Captivating and Curious exhibition.

Iconic FJ Holden on display at museum
06/03/2006
A rare unrestored FJ Holden will take pride of place in a new display opening at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this week.

Canadian exhibition opens in Museum first
28/02/2006
An exhibition of Canadian indigenous art opening in the National Museum's First Australians Gallery this Thursday marks the first time a collection from another country has been shown in the space.

Student panellists to quiz Barnaby Joyce
27/02/2006
Three secondary school students will ask Queensland Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce about party loyalty, Senate deal-making and the Telstra sale in the first Talkback Classroom forum for the year at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

Canadian First Nations art joins First Australians
14/02/2006
In a series of firsts, the National Museum's First Australians Gallery will host an exhibition of Canada's First Nation Peoples from the Northwest Coast - People of the Cedar.

Phar Lap's heart too risky to send to NZ
19/01/2006
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has decided, in consultation with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, not to send the preserved heart of the race horse Phar Lap to the Wellington museum for a short-term loan.

Phar Lap's heart on loan to NZ museum
09/01/2006
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has agreed to the short-term loan of one of its iconic objects - the preserved heart of the mighty race horse Phar Lap - to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.

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