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Watch and listen to free video and audio programs which tackle some key issues and moments in Australia’s history.

Videos for students

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

Watch 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 Radio National's Big Ideas.

Defining Moments in Australian History
  • Last updated: 19 November 2019
  • 11 programs
Leading experts discuss key events, people and places in Australia’s history, in partnership with ABC Radio National.
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