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  • Free general admission

Learn about the lives, aspirations and stories of extraordinary Australians through our annual exhibition of objects of personal significance chosen by Australian of the Year recipients from each state and territory.

Other categories

Meet the Australians nominated for senior, young and local hero awards.

This exhibition was on show at:

  • Australian Museum, Sydney, 4 August to 29 November 2015
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 17 December 2014 to 28 February 2015
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