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Joy flights, feats and disasters: A journey through 1920s and 1930s aviation in the National Historical Collection
Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia with introduction by Kirsten Wehner
Curatorial research fellowship series, 18 July 2013
Curator Jennifer Wilson shares the stories of some rarely-seen aviation objects, from plane parts to photos, to illustrate the realities and romanticism of the foundation-era of Australian aviation.
Professor Tom Griffiths, Australian National University, with introduction by Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 28 May 2013
Professor Griffiths tells the story of the young Australians who set out to explore the frozen continent in the name of scientific curiosity and how 1913 was an unexpected year. It was a year of trauma and waiting, and of nightmares more than dreams.
Gregg Borschmann, Grahame Webb, George Main, Lorraine Shannon, Deborah Bird Rose, Kate Rigby and Kirsten Wehner
7 May 2013
In 1985 the Australian environmental philosopher Val Plumwood was almost killed by a saltwater crocodile as she canoed in Kakadu National Park. This forum talks about Plumwood’s work and how it helps us understand our place in the world.
Matthew Higgins with introduction by David Arnold
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 12 April 2013
Canberra historian Matthew Higgins tells a story of adventure and discovery by three young men, Percy Sheaffe, Harry Mouat and Freddie Johnston, working in Australia’s rugged mountain country to mark the national capital and its surrounding territory.
Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Cycling in Australia series, 21 March 2013
Hubert Opperman (1904-1996), or ‘Oppy’ as he was known, was one of the greatest cyclists of his time. Curator Daniel Oakman reflects on why Opperman became a national hero and how his cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance.
Photographer Peter Eve reflects on an expedition into the remote southern Simpson Desert that he shared with archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Peter praises Mike’s ability to bring the buried landscapes and humanities of deep time to life.
Professor Ken Baldwin, Geoff Bartram, Duncan Chessell, Patrick Cullinan, Lincoln Hall, Greg Mortimer and Zac Zaharias
11 October 2009
Leading Australian mountaineers reflect on their Himalayan and broader climbing experiences, on the 25th anniversary of the first Australians climbing Mount Everest.
Historical Interpretation series, 25 May 2008
American writer and scholar William Fox discusses his research into how humans transform land into landscape, terrain into territory, and space into place, during his time as a Visiting Fellow at the National Museum’s Centre for Historical Research.
Robyn Davidson and Dr Mike Smith, National Museum of Australia
Historical Interpretation series, 16 September 2007
Adventurer and author Robyn Davidson joins desert archaeologist Mike Smith for a discussion about her travels in Australia, India, China and Tibet, and 30 years since the publication of her Making Tracks book.
Dr Mike Smith, National Museum of Australia
Historical Interpretation series, 5 September 2007
Desert archaeologist Mike Smith on his expedition into the remote southern Simpson Desert in South Australia. Mike recalls the thrill of discovering ancient fossil remains, working with camels and a helicopter rescue for an injured expeditioner.