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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. Listen at home or on the move to one of our free programs featuring high profile historians and commentators reflecting on key events in Australian history.

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.

Pride and Prejudice

Forty years after the first Sydney mardi gras and months after Australia achieved marriage equality, we consider whether Australia has reached the end of the rainbow. Or has the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights just begun?
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Presenters: Michael Kirby, Robyn Laverack, Jordan Raskopoulos, Shirleene Robinson, Cathy Van Extel

Listen to the full Defining Moments audio series

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