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

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

14 Dec 2016

Redfern to Hobart: Tribal Warrior crew to make history

08 Nov 2016

'Living Water' travels home: Couriering an exhibition.
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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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