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Until 24 Feb 2019 Bush Mechanics See the broken-down cars and hear stories of ingenious repairs.
Daily First Australians Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.
Daily Landmarks Discover Australia’s environmental history.

Our collection

At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 210,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.

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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.

Antarctic ship makes ground at Museum

Check out Brickman Ryan McNaught’s wonderful new model icebreaker LEGO ship on display in our Gandel Atrium.

Stories from the People’s Walk

Read Nick and Mary Karvelas’ story — one of many heartfelt stories coming to life through our People’s Walk fundraising campaign.

Acquiring a thylacine pelt

Discover the intriguing story behind the newly-acquired thylacine pelt on show at the Museum until mid-May 2019.

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