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Explore the shared stories and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia in First Australians. Take a journey from ancient to contemporary expressions of culture in our largest gallery, across the ground and lower ground floors.

Welcome to country 2:35

First Australians includes a welcome from our Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri traditional custodians, along with art, digital interactive and sensory displays. View transcript

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Basket 1:54

Lee Burgess on his connection to a cane basket from northern Queensland

Wooden container 2:24

Jilda Andrews on a special object that reconnects the women in her family

Indigenous culture and history

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters Explore art, Indigenous voices and innovative multimedia.
Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists Stunning works from Arnhem Land, in Australia's north.
The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians Endeavour Voyage Explore the untold stories of James Cook and the First Australians.

Defining Moments 1967 referendum panel discussion

Fifty years after the landmark 1967 referendum, has change truly come for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, or is it coming still?
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Presenters: Linda Burney, Andrea Mason, John Maynard and Ray Peckham with Paul Barclay

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