Explore the different ways that people imagine and use water in Australia, and learn how stories connect us to places, at the National Museum of Australia.
Preserving an ancient craft
A writer's reflections on water and the National Museum's collection
An engineering feat to harness rivers for power and crops
A map of waterholes and springs
Comparing water quality
An old ship of the inland rivers
Farming and water technology in the outback
Photos of the Murray-Darling from the people who call it home
Hear the protests of Murray-Darling irrigation communities
Water 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.