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.
The Museum called for stories from people in the community living with disability as part of its annual International Day of People with Disability celebrations. These contributions to Momentous were launched on the Museum's YouTube channel.
Momentous stories can be expressed in photos, videos, audio clips and words. We invited guest contributors including Benjamin Law and Tegan Taylor to share their experiences.
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.
Momentous builds on the success of our Fridge Door Fire Stories and Bridging the Distance Facebook groups, in responding to and collecting personal experiences of defining moments in our history.