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Our collection

Take a deep dive into highlights from our collection or search Collection Explorer for stories behind the objects at the heart of our National Historical Collection.

Our collection
Convict love tokens

Learn about a moving convict memento, as featured in a new partnership with Visit Canberra and Schwartz Media.

Defining Moments quiz

The Museum recently launched its first Defining Moments in Australian History quiz and the results have prompted us to develop more.

Birtles and the Sundowner car

See the Sundowner car driven by adventurer Francis Birtles on record-breaking journeys from London to Melbourne Darwin to Melbourne in the 1920s.

Acquiring a thylacine pelt

Discover the intriguing story behind the newly-acquired thylacine pelt on show at the Museum.

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