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Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 14 October 2009
Curator Anthea Gunn talks about her research on the colonial settlement of Hobart and the expansion of Van Diemen’s Land in the early 1800s, as part of her work on the Creating a Country gallery.
Dr Adele Wessell, Southern Cross University
Historical Interpretation series, 6 April 2009
Historian Adele Wessell uses cookbooks to draw conclusions about Australian political and social life at the turn of the century, examining British diet and food preferences that were maintained and transformed in colonial Australia.
Dr Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 11 March 2009
Curator Kirsten Wehner outlines the themes of the new National Museum of Australia gallery, Creating a Country (now Landmarks). It will look broadly at the history of Australia since European colonisation of the continent in the late eighteenth century.
Rebecca Nason, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 11 June 2008
Curator Rebecca Nason discusses two Staffordshire figurines of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist, parliamentarian and convict William Smith O’Brien. His story is told in the Australian Journeys gallery.
Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 10 October 2007
A set of ten rare glass plates depicting people and places in north Queensland in the mid-1800s reveal much about pioneering geologist and photographer Richard Daintree and life in the colony, according to curator Martha Sear.
Australia’s Official Papuan collection: Sir Hubert Murray and the how and why of a colonial collection
Sylvia Schaffarczyk, Australian National University
Collections 2006 series, 21 March 2006
Sylvia Schaffarczyk reconstructs the history of the Official Papuan collection at the National Museum of Australia and examines Australian collecting in Papua during a key period in the development of anthropology and Australia’s colonial interests.