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National Museum of Australia

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Works: 470 works in 660 publications in 3 languages and 9,952 library holdings
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Strangers on the shore : early coastal contacts in Australia by National Museum of Australia( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contacts between Indigenous Australians and outsiders - Macassans, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, Americans and others - are known to have occurred for 400 years. This book explores these diverse, subtle, dynamic and volatile first encounters from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. It also looks at the myriad elements of these cross-cultural exchanges, which resulted in profound outcomes for the First Australians. Strangers on the Shore: A Conference on Early Coastal Contacts with Australia was a landmark conference held at the National Museum of Australia on 30-31 March 2006"--Provided by publisher
A different time : the exhibition photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903-1928 by David Kaus( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herbert Basedow was an anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who used photography to document his expeditions into central and northern Australia in the early decades of the twentieth century ... These revealing, sometimes confronting images provide a fascinating historical record of the people and places he encountered, and life in Australia in the early 1900s." -- Cover
Utopia : the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye by Emily Kame Kngwarreye( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The catalogue that accompanies Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye tells the story of this senior Anmatyerr woman who became one of Australia's greatest contemporary artists. Essays by national and international commentators offer readers different ways to approach and interpret these artworks, which were created in an environment far away from the influence of the Western Art tradition, and yet have been highly acclaimed and recognised as modernist masterpieces. The catalogue, which includes nearly 100 colour plates of these superb works (many of which are held in small private collections), provides a unique and lasting souvenir of this important exhibition."--Provided by publisher
Bush toys : Aboriginal children at play by Claudia Haagen( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive literature survey of descriptions of Aboriginal childrens toys and games; tables of bibliographic references to types of toys, and locations of toys in museum collections in Australia
Yiwarra kuju : the Canning Stock Route by National Museum of Australia( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aboriginal people of Australias Western Desert lived in their homelands for thousands of years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be driven from Kimberley stations to markets in the south
Frontier conflict : the Australian experience( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a forum held at the National Museum in Canberra this book presents a series of essays by leading contributors on the subject of conflict between Aborigines and settlers
Life in the Pacific of the 1700s : the Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg August University of Gottingen : an exhibition held at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii February 23-May 14, 2006, the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, June 22-September 10, 2006( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 3 volume set for Life in the Pacific in the 1700s document the Honolulu Academy of Arts exhibition of the same name--one of the most important ever organized in Hawai'i. The exhibition gave access to hundreds of artefacts collected by Capt. Cook during his second and third voyages into the Pacific allowing you to view full colour images of the material culture artefacts, with very basic descriptions
A Frontier Conversation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "Frontier conversation" documents a unique collaboration between indigenous and white historians from Australia and North America. In September 2004, a diverse group travelled through the top end of Australia meeting representatives of the traditional landowners, and engaging in a dialogue about indigenous history. The themes that emerged raised more questions than answers; from cultural appropriation and copyright, to land rights, the role of language and art, and what history means to indigenous communities in the current climate of cultural reclamation and survival. The film asks some difficult questions, such as how valuable can histories written by outsiders to any community be? What are the responsibilities of the historian, indigenous or not, to the people whose stories he or she attempts to tell
Glorious days : Australia 1913( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 1913 was a fascinating and important time for Australians, although the events of the following year have tended to cast a retrospective shadow over it
Papunya painting : out of the desert by Vivien Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exhibition cagalogue supporting exhibition of Papunya Tula Western Desert art, including essays from experts in the field and interpretation of the iconography in the artworks."--Provided by publisher
Landmarks : a history of Australia in 33 places( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through objects and stories from the National Museum of Australia's collections, Landmarks: A History of Australia in 33 Places traces how people have lived across the Australian continent since 1788. It explores how generations have made their homes here, nurtured families, established enterprises and shaped the places that define our lives today
Fighting for rights by Trish Albert( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today all Australians have equal rights by law. However, Indigenous Australians did not always have the same rights as other Australians. This book shows how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have fought to have their voices heard and to make Australia a fairer place for their people."--From the publisher
Celebrating survival day by Trish Albert( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Australians : Plenty Stories series explores the histories, cultures and identities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through different modes of storytelling, you will discover the experiences of the poeple from past to present. You will also discover how Indigenous Australians have fought for rights and why they have a unique place in our society
King plates : a history of Aboriginal gorgets by Jakelin Troy( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions and illustrations of gorgets (breastplates) held by the National Museum of Australia; history of king plates; list of references to Aboriginal people wearing gorgets and known Aboriginal gorgets
Encounters : revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum by Therese Osborne( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is published to accompany a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, in which rare historic objects collected during encounters between settlers and first peoples are displayed alongside more recent artworks and artefacts made in the communities of origin. Encounters provides a stunning visual record of these objects, most of which are displayed in Australia for the first time since they were collected. But, more importantly, it frames the objects with the voices of the people whose ancestors first made and used them. In doing so, it reveals how these objects are not just a glimpse of lives past, but continue to be embraced by living cultures today
Exiles & emigrants : epic journeys to Australia in the Victorian era by Patricia Tryon Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 9 December 2005-26 March 2006 and at the national Museum of Australia, Canberra, April-June 2006
Songlines : tracking the Seven Sisters( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven sisters leave Roeburn in Western Australia, tracking east over 500 square kilometres to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) lands in the Northern Territory and South Australia. The sisters are pursued by an evil shape-shifting spirit, a man called Wati Nyiru or Yurlu, who drives them across the land and into the night sky where they become the Pleiades star cluster. "The sisters don't want to marry the Wati Nyiru, but the Wati Nyiru was a really tricky man," said Tapaya Edwards, a cultural ambassador of the Pitjantjatjara nation. This creation story is shared by many clans in the Western and Central deserts, and it has now influenced a major Australian exhibition described as a world-first in scale and complexity
Discovering aboriginal Australia by Trish Albert( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does an archaeologist do? Do you know where the oldest boomerangs have been found in Australia? In this book we discover amazing facts about Australia's human history as we journey through time. We also learn why sites or places are culturally significant and continue to be special to Aboriginal people today."--From the publisher
Keeping culture : Aboriginal Tasmania( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book highlights the strength and diversity of contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal voices through stories, memories, essays and art. Cultural traditions such as mutton-birding, fishing, carving, weaving and necklace making are celebrated here through poems and songs, and through the craft of the makers
Behind the lines : the year's best cartoons 2008 by Tania Cleary( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons is a celebration of Australian political cartooning. Relive the major events of the year including the implementation of the carbon tax, the ongoing debate over asylum seekers, the state of the economy and the challenge of governing with a hung parliament. Witty, wise and often sceptical, the cartoons presented in Behind the Lines are always a captivating reflection on the past 12 months of Australian politics
 
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Utopia : the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye
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A different time : the exhibition photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903-1928Utopia : the genius of Emily Kame KngwarreyeBush toys : Aboriginal children at playYiwarra kuju : the Canning Stock RouteFrontier conflict : the Australian experienceLife in the Pacific of the 1700s : the Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg August University of Gottingen : an exhibition held at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii February 23-May 14, 2006, the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, June 22-September 10, 2006Papunya painting : out of the desertFighting for rights
Alternative Names
Australia National Museum

Austrálie National Museum

Museu Nacional da Austrália

Museum of Australia

Museum of Australia Canberra

Nacia Muzeo de Aŭstralio

National Museum Australia

NMA

NMA (National Museum of Australia)

Национальный музей Австралии

Національний музей Австралії

המוזיאון הלאומי של אוסטרליה

オーストラリア国立博物館

澳洲國立博物館

Languages
English (124)

German (1)

Japanese (1)