Indigenous

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into indigenous culture, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

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Articles

25th Anniversary of Commonwealth Recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community

25 Aug 2021

Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Day: Flying the flag for Australia's displaced Pacific community

30 Jul 2021

Sea Country and the Saltwater Collection

26 Oct 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with artist Tawhai Rickard
The Tribal Warrior crew became the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crew to participate and officially cross the finish line in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Image courtesy Tribal Warrior

23 Sep 2020

Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation: Supporting self-determination and shifting narratives
Entry to the Kupe to Cook exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum

08 Jul 2020

Who was Kupe?
Under Southern Skies exhibition entry

10 Jun 2020

Long way from the River
Waves

13 Dec 2019

Encounters around Australia: Investigating our history
War canoes leave the beach at the K and K festival. Photo: David Payne, ANMM

27 Nov 2019

Visiting the Huhu Bay War Canoe Festival
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Stargazing. Image: iStock

09 Aug 2019

What is Indigenous astronomy? We spoke to two experts to find out
The five nawi from Yula Punaal 2019. Photo: David Payne.

05 Jul 2019

Attending a Cultural Camp to make nawi canoes, rope and coolamons
Brett Leavy

01 Jul 2019

Fast Five – Quick Questions with Virtual Heritage Jedi, Brett Leavy
Ghost Nets of the Ocean

Au Karem Ira Lamar Lu – Ghost nets of the ocean

Made from abandoned fishing nets and recycled plastics, explore the largest collection of ghost net art in the Southern Hemisphere at the museum

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Events and Exhibitions

Habitat

Event

Ocean Spirit Rising
Kaygasiw Usul by Alick Tipoti, Australian National Museum Collection

Exhibition

Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns)
Under Southern Skies. Gallery entrance. Photo: Andrew Frolows, ANMM.

Exhibition

Under Southern Skies

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Encounters 2020
Encounters 2020
Cooks Voyage Game
Cook's Voyages Game
Navigate by the stars
The HMB Endeavour's Voyage of Exploration

Videos

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA) by A. Denzin
Connected to Sea Country
Photo: Erub Arts, Erub, Torres Strait
The Ghost Nets of Erub Arts
Archie Moore (Kamilaroi people), Aboriginal Anarchy 2012 © the artist and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney Purchased 2013. This acquisition has been acquired in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
Defying Empire