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First Nations Experiences of Democracy

Activism and representation.


King's Hall


45 minutes


Recommended for ages 12+

On this tour you will hear stories of how First Nations Australians have created change.

Learn about the Wiradjuri elders who travelled 150km to attend the opening of Old Parliament House. Hear about the activists who campaigned for a voice in Federal Parliament and the accomplishments of Neville Bonner, the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected to parliament.

Visit heritage spaces including the Prime Minister’s Office and the Senate Chamber and learn about the contributions of activists like Wenten Rubuntja, Charlie Perkins and Faith Bandler.

First Nations people should be aware that this tour includes names and images of deceased people.

Book a group tour

We offer the First Nations Experience of Democracy tour to private groups:

  • 2 – 10 participants: $60
  • 11 – 20 participants: $120
  • 21 – 40 participants: $240
  • 41 – 60 participants: $360
  • Then for every 15 additional participants: +$72
  • Bookings starting or finishing outside of museum hours: +$150

Phone 02 6270 8222 or email to book. 

Plan your visit

All areas of this tour are wheelchair accessible.