This web feature presents an online version of Jakelin Troy's book on Aboriginal breastplates titled King Plates: A History of Aboriginal Gorgets. Minor revisions and enhanced with the National Museum of Australia's collection of Aboriginal breastplates.
A slideshow of images taken from different visits to ANZAC Cove. (2004)
The origins and passion for bush riding in Australia, explored by senior curator and keen horsewoman Carol Cooper (2014).
Student multimedia works inspired by the Australian Journeys gallery. (2009-11)
This symposium explored the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. The website includes links to the symposium audio and proceedings and the Museum's collection records. (2009)
A collection of photographs taken by people living in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin, showing local landscapes, resources, cultural heritage and characters. (2004-06)
The Museum collects cartoons to develop a visual archive of Australia's political history that is an important resource for the Museum and the nation in years to come. The cartoon collection offers a robust commentary of the Australian political system and are an indicator of health of the nation's democracy.
An online exhibition which shows people and places, the water quality and issues that communities along the Murray-Darling Basin are dealing with. (Launched 2010)
Put yourself in the shoes of someone on the goldfields and see if you can strike it rich! To win at this game you will need to think clearly and strategically. You will also need a hearty dose of good luck!
A website about the fight for Indigenous civil rights and land rights 1957-1973. Using archives and oral histories, it tells the history of 1967 Referendum, the Freedom Ride, Wave Hill Walk Off and other key events. It includes more than 80 biographies of activists, and classroom resources for teachers.
A database of objects collected by James Cook's Pacific expeditions. Held in the Forster Collection at the University of Gottingen, Germany, the website features objects from the 18th century.
Explore the role of the bicycle in Australia. Learn more about our nation’s cycling stories and objects, and to join the conversation about the bike’s past, present and future. (2013-16)
Help shape the list of 100 Defining Moments in Australian History.
A rich collection of photographic, animated and video works from students at the Australian National University School of Art, in response to the Landmarks gallery (2012)
An online exhibition which features a series of images and short interviews of real farmers who work for themselves. (2007)
School gardens, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Program and objects from our collection. (2014)
Personal stories and video interviews with activists who fought for Indigenous civil rights in Australia from 1920 to 1970. Related to the Collaboration for Indigenous Rights website.
The National Museum of Australia's online partnership with Google Australia brings the Museum's objects and galleries to the world on the Google Cultural Institute.
1932: Height of the Great Depression, with 32 per cent unemployment
A collection of stories about people and fish 'hooked' on the Goulburn River. (2006)
Explore the role of horses in Australia, focusing on our nation's equine and equestrian history. (2014)
Personal stories of life inside children's homes and institutions, from Forgotten Australians, former Child Migrants and members of the Stolen Generations.
A collection of photographs exploring the idea that suburbs are a network of people who come together through schools, sporting clubs and other community organisations. (2004-05)
A project between the Museum and two leading hip hop artists, to help kids in remote areas tell their stories through rap songs. (2005)
Object Stories is a collaboration between the National Museum, ABC Open and Radio National and it's great in many ways.
An online exhibition which explores places, examines objects and tells people's stories about salinity in the Wagga Wagga region, New South Wales. (2006)
Rabbits in Australia explores our complex relationship with this introduced species. (2014)
A rich record of the life and times of the Faithfull family and their merino sheep property at Springfield in New South Wales.
1932: Formation of the Australian Broadcasting Commission
A storywall that captured, celebrated and reflected visitors experiences of 2011.
Regular reflections on one paddock on one Australian farm, and its place in a changing world. (2013)
An online version of the Sunshine Harvester Works interactive in the Landmarks gallery, which looks at the harvester, the factory in Sunshine and the workers' strike that took place in 1911.
Interviews and images of contemporary urban gardeners and historical analysis of agricultural shows as an arena for exploring ideas about people, food and place. (2012)
Transcripts, images, video and audio recordings from this forum on global warming, involving artists, scientists, film makers, historians and writers. (2009)
Object stories and community projects exploring the ways that people imagine and use water in Australia. (2015)