The National 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 displayed over two floors and includes our powerful Talking Blak to History exhibition.
Explore the shared stories and experiences of First Nations peoples from across the continent in First Australians.
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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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Main banner image: Leaving Your Mark on Country (detail), 2016, Libby Harward, painting and multimedia installation. National Museum of Australia