The Museum recognises that First Nations peoples may be referred to in a variety of ways, including as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, First Australians or Indigenous Australians.
First Australians is the Museum's largest gallery and is displayed over two floors. It includes our powerful new Talking Blak to History exhibition from 11 July 2020.
Explore the shared stories and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across the continent in First Australians.
First Australians explores the connectedness of communities whose diverse cultures are determined by diverse environments. Learn about enduring attachments to Country, continuing artistic practices and the impact of colonisation since 1788.
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Indigenous culture and history
Defining Moments in Australian History 24 May 2017
Defining Moments 1967 referendum panel discussion
Main banner image: Leaving Your Mark on Country (detail), 2016, Libby Harward, painting and multimedia installation. National Museum of Australia