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Join us as we travel around the globe, reading a different book each month with the Museum Friends' Time Traveller's Book Club, on the last Tuesday of each month. Free and exclusive to Museum Friends. We meet in the Friends Lounge. Bookings essential. See Plan your visit for more on our COVID safety measures.

Time Traveller's Book Club – A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us as we discuss Adam Rutherford’s captivating journey through the landscape of genetics and science. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived reveals how our genes carry the history of our species – births, deaths, disease, war, famine and migration. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Time Traveller's Book Club – Champlain’s Dream Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us as we discuss David Hackett’s sweeping historical biography of Samuel de Champlain and the French attempt to settle in North America. More than two-thirds of the French inhabitants of North America today are descendants of the 1,100 French men and women who came to Quebec between 1630 and 1680. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

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The Gold Colonies of Australia

Our book club host

Our book club conversations are led by Dr Mike Smith AM. Mike is a pioneering desert archaeologist who established the National Museum's Centre for Historical Research. He is a Professor at Flinders University in South Australia and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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