Jigalong is a two hour drive from Newman and sits on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, home of the Martu people. Unlike Yandeyarra and Warralong, Jigalong is lucky enough to be better resourced with a Community Health Centre, a shop, a petrol station, a ranger’s headquarters and a police station.
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In this blog you will meet dogs from the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia, who have worked closely with their communities. See how they bear witness to momentous historical movements and reflect on the ongoing work for social and political change at a community and national level.
Come along to our ‘Hats-Off to Democracy’ workshop these July school holidays. This is a free family-friendly activity, suitable for kids aged 5 – 12 and their carers.
Recently I presented a paper on behalf of the museum at the social and digital media conference MuseumNext. Over 340 museum and gallery workers from 30 countries came together in Barcelona to share ideas and projects.
Museum of Australian Democracy Volunteer Ron Metcalfe AM was awarded the Order of Australia for service to the community in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This follows on from his receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia in The Queen’s Birthday 1991 Honours List for his service to veterans.
It’s been more than a week now since 28 educators from the national museums and attractions based in Canberra set foot in Washington DC for the National Capital Exchange Program with educators from the Smithsonian museums.
The National Indigenous Youth Parliament—celebrating 50 years of Indigenous Australians right to the vote
The National Indigenous Youth Parliament was developed by the Australian Electoral Commission in conjunction with the YMCA and the Museum of Australian Democracy.
Pseudechis australis. This tongue twister of a species is a long time resident of the arid and semi-arid regions of Australia including the Pilbara. More commonly known as the king brown snake it is part of everyday life along with red sand, acacias and galahs. Travelling through the Pilbara landscape on the way to Warralong for the mid-week Marnti warajanga community event, I could only envy Pseudechis australis and its environment.
2012 is the 50th anniversary of the passage of legislation giving Indigenous Australians the right to vote, a change which enabled their participation in the historic 1967 referendum.
OMG, where do I begin? There are so many stories, so many anecdotes, so many observations and so many experiences. I am overwhelmed with material I don’t know where to start with my next blog.
It’s great to be back in the Pilbara once more. To see the people again that I have been photographing and collaborating with for five years now is very special to me.
On 17 May the museum will host the Canberra International Music Festival’s concert Ethereal Eye. This year the concert will be staged in King’s Hall, with video imagery designed by Ian de Gruchy projected onto the ceiling.
Come and join us at the museum to discover some fascinating facts about the Australian Coat of Arms, the Royal Coat of Arms and other coats of arms from around the world. Consider what symbols are important to you and create your own personal or family coat of arms.
Eight weeks, fifteen venues, six towns and 85 workshops. This is the large and exciting task for the Marnti warajanga Pilbara touring itinerary.
The Museum of Australian Democracy is proud to be part of Enlighten 2012. To celebrate, we are extending our opening hours until 11pm Saturday 3, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March and until 9pm Sunday 4 – Thursday 8 March.
MoAD is thrilled to present a FREE family-friendly theatre experience as a part of the Enlighten Festival for eight nights from Saturday 3 March to Saturday 10 March 2012.
Come along to the Museum of Australian Democracy in the January school holidays for a cartooning workshop as part of the Behind the Lines exhibition.
For two days in the first week of December this year, over ninety delegates listened, debated and argued as the Women, Leadership and Democracy in Australia conference unfolded at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, and is now celebrated worldwide.
On Saturday 26 November, you’re invited to the launch of Cold Light, the latest novel by well-known Australian writer, Frank Moorhouse.