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© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISSN 0818-7142

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the National Museum of Australia.

Produced by the National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

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The Director
National Museum of Australia
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Cover photograph: The earliest intact Melbourne Cup, won by racehorse The Barb, trained by John Tait, in 1866. National Museum of Australia.

All photography by George Serras and Jason McCarthy, except photograph of Gurrumul Yunupingu, The year at a glance, by Michael Smalle

Photographs copyright National Museum of Australia

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