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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’

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history, military, museums

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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’

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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

The fascinating story of how the exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters came into being, over a period of more than five year as told by the lead curator.

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culture, exhibition, indigenous

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In conversation with Alan Mackay-Sim, Australian of the Year 2017

Biomedical scientist Alan Mackay-Sim with ABC presenter Jane Hutcheon

Australian of the Year conversations, 26 October 2017

Global authority on the biology of nasal cells Professor Alan Mackay-Sim reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the top national award for his research into the use of nasals cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury.

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health, science

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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.

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archaeology, history, indigenous

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The Tuggeranong Schoolhouse Museum

Storyteller and curator Elizabeth Burness

Canberra Archaeological Society, 20 September 2017

Archaeological finds and stories from the Tuggeranong Schoolhouse in Canberra’s south, from its evolution in the 1870s to its time as private residence and museum.

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archaeology, history

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Songlines audio journey

Ursula Yovich, Alison Page and Duncan Smith

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 15 September 2017

Connect with the Seven Sisters as they travel across the land pursued by a mischievous shape-shifter in this audio tour originally developed for the Songlines exhibition. Contains sexual references.

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exhibition, indigenous, journeys, women

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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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