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Thursdays, 12.30pm on YouTube

Sky Stories, Thursday 13 August 2020

The First Australians and the Endeavour crew looked up at the same night sky in 1770, but they saw things very differently. Discover Indigenous knowledge systems and James Cook’s astronomical findings in our next Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians live stream. Hear from Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay astrophysicist Peter Swanton, astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker and curator Lily Withycombe.

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Fun at home

Colour photo of a stuffed toy teddy bear sitting in a handmade vehicle fabricated from cardboard and other found objects. The location is in the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia.

Sunday 16 August 2020 at 10.30am

Make your own box car

Beep, beep, honk! Did you know the Museum has an amazing collection of historic cars?

Watch local artist Byrd create a cardboard car inspired by the 1963 Lightburn Zeta. Then get crafty as Kate and Amanda show you how to make your very own box car at home.

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View of a polished red motor car bonnet and badge that reads ‘Australian Six’.
1918 Australian Six motor car badge

From the garage

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Check out the Museum’s unique car collection, with our regular showcase of vehicles that provide a window into Australia’s automotive history and the society and culture underpinning it.

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From the vault

A mannequin dressed in a red skirt, cream coloured, embroidered waistcoast, white linen shirt and felt cap.
Guna Kinne's Latvian national dress

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