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©Commonwealth of Australia 2017 
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: Children’s entertainer Nay Nay and some of her adoring fans at the Great Big Adventure festival, held as part of Play School’s 50th birthday celebrations at the Museum, 17 July 2016

All photography by George Serras and Jason McCarthy, unless otherwise indicated

Photographs copyright National Museum of Australia

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