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Landmarks: People and Places across Australia is temporarily closed while we create a new space for more Australian stories. Explore what's on at the Museum

Delve deeper into the Museum's collection, to explore more about the first British colonies established on First Nations lands, how settlers moved across the continent, discovered gold, developed democracy, expanded agriculture, mining and manufacturing, and built the highly urbanised nation we know today.

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Sunshine Harvester Works Learn about the Melbourne suburb that was the home of the Sunshine Harvester Works.
Exploring the world at Port Macquarie Scientific and historical inquiry inspired by a special place on the NSW coast.
Defining Moments: Eureka Stockade 5:49

The story of gold miners who rebelled against the Victorian Government

Defining Moments: Bealiba gold nugget 5:15

A lucky find near Bendigo, which was at the heart of the 1850s gold rushes

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