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Browse our collection of free video and audio resources including our animated video series, audio journey and panel discussions which tackle some key issues and moments in Australia’s history.

Video series

Bring Defining Moments to life with our free animated videos for students, narrated by author David Hunt.

1949–1974: Snowy Mountains Hydro 6:26
1967: Referendum 6:10
1901: Australian Federation 6:05
1854: Eureka Stockade 5:50
1851: Gold rush 5:35
1804: Castle Hill Rebellion 5:15
1856: Introduction of the secret ballot 5:42
1894: Women's suffrage 5:43

Read our Defining Moments animated sketch videos blog post

Check out more Defining Moments videos, including vox pops and curators talking about connections between objects and moments, on the Museum’s YouTube channel

Audio series

Listen to our free Defining Moments panel discussions on big issues including gender equality and Indigenous rights, recorded in conjunction with ABC RN.

Defining Moments: Fire

ABC RN’s Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay and expert panel examine how fire has shaped Australia for hundreds of thousands of years and how our relationship with it has changed significantly.
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Presenters: Paul Barclay, Helen Cleugh, Tom Griffiths, Bruce Pascoe, Jane Smyth

Listen to the full Defining Moments audio series

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