The 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo decision were significant events in the ongoing struggle to achieve equal rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Explore these and other remarkable stories of resistance.
Until 30 January 2018
Explore the longstanding importance of masks in Torres Strait culture and how they continue to influence contemporary art forms in this exhibition developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island.
Until 23 July 2017
For cycling enthusiasts of all ages, this exhibition is a must see — 140 years of Australia’s cycling history spinning into Canberra. The extraordinary bikes on show include Cadel Evans’ Tour de France road bike and a BMX belonging to world champion Caroline Buchanan.
Until 9 July 2017
The First Australians gallery introduces visitors to the two Indigenous groups in Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - and shows the wide diversity of languages and cultures within these groups. Free.
Explore the voyages that connect Australia to the world. Share personal stories of some of the people who have travelled to and from Australia over time. Includes some of the Museum's latest acquisitions and oldest treasures. Online interactives, video and audio programs, and education resources. Free.
Artworks, objects and stories revealing the history and vitality of the Torres Strait. Free.
Landmarks is a National Museum gallery exploring a broad history of Australia through stories of places and their peoples. Free.
The Old New Land gallery explores Australia's environmental history. Free.