From our blog
06 Mar 2014
There’s a new horsey face to be seen around our Mitchell repository this week. This champion racehorse is a bright chestnut with polished hooves, silky mane...
27 Feb 2014
In December 1889, Dr G. A. Thorne from Melbourne found himself with a spare fortnight at his disposal. A keen bike rider, he decided to...
17 Feb 2014
Today marks 150 years since the birth of Australian poet Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Given that the talented horse rider took his pen name ‘Banjo’...
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, including concept designs and themes.
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.