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Explore the fascinating journeys of people and their treasured objects in Journeys: Australia’s connections with the world, on level one.

Exhibition highlights

Journeys explores Indigenous trade, exchange and ceremony across Australia and into the Pacific over thousands of years. It traces the voyages of explorers and early settlers, migrants, and travellers and tourists journeying to and from Australia, along with stories of sportsmen and women, artists and scientists on the world stage today.

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Delve deeper into the Museum’s collection, to explore more about migration, exploration, settlement and travellers to and from Australia over time.

Exploration and settlement

Springfield Discover the life and times of the Faithfull family and their merino sheep stud.
Convict love tokens See detailed records for more than 300 rare convict mementos.
European voyages to the Australian continent Learn about trade, navigation, science and empire.
Object story: Joan Richmond’s number plate 1:38

An Australian woman’s remarkable drive to reach the 1932 Monte Carlo rally

Defining Moments: Convict love tokens 5:25

The significance of mementos made by convicts for friends and loved ones

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