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.

 

Highlights

 

Articles

The bronze statue of Yarri and Jacky in the main street of Gundagai. Photograph Stephen Gapps

18 Apr 2019

Posthumous bravery awards for heroic 1852 flood rescues
Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.

30 Jan 2019

Ghost nets
Sea Country

30 Jul 2018

The battle for Sea Country legal rights
© Rosemary Gamajun Mamuniny/Copyright Agency, 2018. Woven skirt from Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island).

13 Jul 2018

Fibre art and fashion

19 Jun 2018

Contested waterways - Aboriginal resistance in early colonial Sydney

14 Feb 2018

Spirit figures from Arnhem Land

25 Jan 2018

Remembering Mabo

24 Nov 2017

On the River to Gundagai – Yarri, Jacky and the Great Flood of 1852

07 Nov 2017

Canoe Cultures - Nawi 2017 Travelling Our Waters

26 Jan 2017

January 26: One day, many meanings

11 Jan 2017

An Australian Stonehenge?

15 Dec 2016

Australia's First Watercraft
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