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Working on Winnie

By George Main
18 Nov 2014
Chloe Bussenschutt works as an objects conservator at the National Museum of Australia. One of her recent tasks has been the stabilisation and revitalisation of...

Fuelling Horses, People & Futures

By George Main
13 Nov 2014
Harold Fife was born in 1919 at Wagga Wagga, a busy town among the wheat and sheep farms of southern New South Wales, and died...

Remembering Rising Fast

By Martha Sear
04 Nov 2014
It’s sixty years since New Zealand gelding Rising Fast won the Melbourne Cup. The horse’s victory sealed a treble that has never been bettered – winning...

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.