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Horses in Australia

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Buggies, Bicycles and FJ Holdens

By Daniel Oakman
30 Oct 2014
Every Australian family wanted one of these. With room for the whole clan on two bench seats, the sleek and robust double Abbott buggy was...

Captured: the art of photography

By Jennifer Wilson
16 Oct 2014
Last week I attended the opening of The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year 2014 exhibition at the South Australian Museum, in Adelaide. It was wonderful...

A Waler’s tail

By Jennifer Wilson
03 Oct 2014
During the development of the Spirited: Australia’s horse story exhibition, the National Museum has been in contact with numerous breed organisations and representatives from across...

Horses in Australia

This National Museum of Australia project focuses on Australia's equine and equestrian heritage. More about Horses in Australia

Photo of a horses head. Image: © Matthew Seed - The Horse Photographer. Text reads: 'Spirited: Australia's Horse Story'

Exhibition

More on Spirited, only at the National Museum.

 A man feeding a horse.

Share your horse story

Share your memories and experiences.

1867 Queen's plate cup

Objects

From cups won by champions, to a quilt embroidered by a teenage girl.

A man riding a horse at a rodeo

Features

Explore these special photographic and film features.

A young girl leading a pony

My pony club story

Share your pony club story and photo with us as part of the Spirited exhibition.

Neale Lavis with racehorse Warri, at his property near Braidwood.

Bush horses and riders

A research project exploring the origins and passion for bush riding in Australia.

Side profile of a horse

Get involved

Support the project and share your stories about Australia's horses.

Horses in a field near Innamincka

Our people

Meet the team working on the Horses in Australia project.

 

People and the Environment

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.