Momentous is an evolving record of recent events in our history. Share your 2019–20 bushfire and COVID-19 and stories to help capture a moment in time for all of us.
Stories can be expressed in photos, videos, audio clips and words. We have invited guest contributors including Benjamin Law and Tegan Taylor to share their experiences. See Peter Drew's story below.
Momentous is an online project from the National Museum of Australia. When our world experiences big changes, we look to the past to understand what's happening now.
The 2019–20 bushfire season was the longest and most intense experienced in our history. Before the fire season ended, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in Australia, on 25 January 2020.
The impact of these events are still being experienced by people from all walks of life. They have affected how we live and they show how we adapt and change in times of crisis.