TWEET YOUR SUGGESTION
What do you think is a significant moment in Australiaâ€™s history?
The Defining Moments in Australian History project aims to stimulate public discussion about the events that have been of profound significance to the Australian people. More about the project
Our list of featured moments provides insight into many of these moments.
Why not suggest a moment of your own?
Latest featured moments
Each month we provide detailed background to particular defining moments. View all featured moments
Object stories on film
Mikey Robins has worked with the Museum on a series of videos investigating key objects in the Museum's collection that relate to defining moments in Australian history. View more videos on our YouTube channel
Renowned author Tom Keneally discusses his top three Defining Moments in Australian History.
You can find more Tom Keneally discussions on the Defining Moments videos page
Leading Australian thinkers George Megalogenis, Michelle Arrow, Jackie Huggins and Gideon Haigh met at the Museum on 24 September 2015 to discuss what makes a â€˜defining momentâ€™. The discussion was broadcast on Radio National on 28 September, and is available as a podcast from the Big Ideas website.
In these brief interviews, George Megalogenis and Michelle Arrow discuss the importance of defining moments:
Journalist and author George Megalogenis
Michelle Arrow, Assoc Professor of Modern History at Macquarie University
The word on the street
Writer and comedian Mikey Robins hit the streets in Sydney and Melbourne to find out what people think are defining moments in this nationâ€™s history. View more videos on our YouTube channel
We are unveiling a series of commemorative plaques representing particular Defining Moments.