From our blog
14 Jul 2014
It’s 145 years since James Ferrier won this silver medal in a ploughing match at Coleraine, Victoria. So … who’s the guy in the wig?...
04 Jul 2014
Is there a ‘dark side’ to the presence of horses in Australia? Recently I was contacted by Dianne Thompson who had read about our Horses in...
03 Jul 2014
The Museum recently acquired a single family’s impressive collection of nearly 350 toys and we are marking the arrival with the display of one of the...
About horses in Australia
Australia just wouldn't be the same without horses. These beautiful animals have played a key role in shaping our culture, society and environment. The National Museum of Australia is currently exploring this history with a new project, Horses in Australia, focusing on our nation's equine and equestrian heritage.
Details of our forthcoming exhibition, Spirited: Australia's Horse Story.
From cups won by champions, to a quilt embroidered by a teenage girl.
Horses in Australia is part of the National Museum's People and the Environment program. Discover more stories about people's relationships with Australia's natural and built environments on our People and the Environment website.