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Fall of Singapore session two: Personal stories

National Museum of Australia Deputy Director Janda Gooding and Australian War Memorial curator Garth O'Connell

Fall of Singapore symposium, 30 October 2017

Janda Gooding on ‘Broken families: British evacuees to Australia 1941–42’ and Garth Connell on ‘The blue birds are calling me back home: Aboriginal Australian prisoners of war in Singapore’

history, military, museums

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Fall of Singapore session one: Museums and memory

National Museum of Australia Director Dr Mathew Trinca, historian Professor Joan Beaumont, National Museum of Singapore curator Priscilla Chua and historian Professor Frank Bongiorno

Fall of Singapore symposium, 30 October 2017

Mat Trinca on ‘The partnership between the National Museum of Singapore and the National Museum of Australia’, Joan Beaumont on ‘From ‘inexecusable betrayal’ to Changi; Australian memories of the fall of Singapore, Priscilla Chua on ‘Remembering the fall of Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore: The museum as mediator’, Frank Bongiorno on ‘An Australia of the spirit: The fall of Singapore and Australian nationalism’

history, military, museums

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Fall of Singapore session three: An enduring legacy

Australian War Memorial curator Dr Anthea Gunn and visual artist Angela Tiatia

Fall of Singapore symposium, 30 October 2017

‘After the fall: commissioning and creating contemporary art in response to historic events’

history, military, museums

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Creating and curating Songlines

Dr Margo Neale, Indigenous Advisor to the Director, National Museum of Australia

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 27 October 2017

Lead curator Margo Neale on the fascinating story of how the exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters came into being, over a period of more than five years.

culture, exhibition, indigenous

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Failures, disasters, fractures and lithic technology

Archaeologist Dr Oliver Macgregor

Canberra Archaeological Society, 18 October 2017

The lessons learnt from shipwrecks, collapsed buildings and disasters such as the Avianca air crash are surprisingly useful for understanding how prehistoric artisans produced flaked stone tools.

archaeology, history, indigenous

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Women’s Defining Moments in Australian History

Writer, broadcaster and social commentator Jane Caro; journalist, broadcaster and author Julia Baird; historian Michelle Arrow; and lawyer and constitutional reform expert Shireen Morris; with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in Australian History, 26 August 2017

What role have women played in defining Australian culture and identity? Are we progressing as a nation or are there still areas for improvement in closing the gender gap? Recorded as part of the Canberra Writers Festival.

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culture, history, media, women

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Defining Moments millennials panel discussion

Writer André Dao, businesswoman and young entrepreneur Holly Ransom, historian Frank Bongiorno, author Dr Jennifer Rayner and Yuin and Ngarigo woman Tamika Townsend with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in Australian History, 26 July 2017

Are millennials history or history in the making? What does their future hold for these young people who have grown up in the final decades of the 20th century and what will be their legacy?

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culture, history, media

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Defining Moments 1967 referendum panel discussion

Member for Barton Linda Burney, Prof John Maynard from the University of Newcastle, NPY Women’s Council chief executive Andrea Mason and Aboriginal rights activist Ray Peckham with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments in Australian History, 24 May 2017

Fifty years after this landmark event, has change truly come for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, or is it coming still?

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history, indigenous, politics

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Today’s Ngunawal culture and country: archaeology from an Aboriginal perspective

Wally Bell, Ngunawal elder

Canberra Archaeological Society, 19 April 2017

Wally Bell on keeping cultural and spiritual elements alive when dealing with a very scientific approach to archaeology on his country.

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Canberra, archaeology, environment, indigenous

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The cultural riches of ancient south-east Australia

Archaeologist Dr Josephine Flood

Canberra Archaeological Society, 15 March 2017

Human occupation, artefacts, plants and animals including bogong moths in a history of archaeological excavations in the south-eastern highlands of the ACT and NSW, from Cloggs Cave, to Birrigai and Bogong Cave.

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archaeology, environment, history

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