An evolving collection of recordings of key past and current lectures, forums and symposiums held at the National Museum of Australia – listen to them anywhere, anytime, or subscribe to our podcast service.

Recent programs


Landmark women: Dr Jennifer Gall

Dr Jennifer Gall, musicologist, National Film and Sound Archive

Landmark Women, 17 July 2015

Jennifer describes the rich musical history of Mugga Mugga Homestead, Lanyon Homestead and Calthorpe’s House in the Canberra, and demonstrates works from different eras on her violin.

colonial, history, music



The Water Diviner: screen to page

Andrew Anastasios and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, authors, with Kylie Carman-Brown, National Museum of Australia

The Home Front lecture series, 11 June 2015

Andrew and Meaghan discuss the inspiration for The Water Diviner, their book which inspired the 2014 film about Gallipoli and grief. With an introduction from Kylie about the Museum’s exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

history, journeys, nation


Now with transcripts

Transcripts are often published after MP3 files. Here are the latest additions.

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