Magna Carta—An Australian Story
Magna Carta is one of the most famous and significant documents for democracy and human rights around the world.
First written in 1215, it set down rules limiting the power of the monarchy and safeguarding basic human rights and freedoms. Over its long history it has been reinterpreted as an icon of justice and liberty. In this exhibition, created with the assistance of the British Library, explore the history and relevance of Magna Carta from an Australian perspective.
Our Magna Carta website allows you to explore the document and its relevance to modern Australia.