Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
A pathway for First Nations identity and meaning in the GLAM sector
In April this year the Honourable Princess Salote Maumautaimi Tuku’aho of Tonga visited Melbourne Museum's First Peoples and Te Pasifika exhibitions.
Interview with Auntie Veronica Barnett
Museums Victoria staff member Auntie Veronica shares her story with archivist Nik Mcgrath.
Listening to Elders
Community elders guide Museums Victoria in representing First Peoples.
Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.
Basket, Binak, Healesville, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Coiled basket, or binak, with oval base, possibly purchased from Coranderrk Aboriginal Station circa 1870s-1880s.
Gurindji Blues Post ScriptUnknown and unlikely facets of the Wave Hill Walk-off and the Gurindji people’s quest for independence, 50 years on
Boorun's CanoeA journey of connection
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.
Milarri Garden trail
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
A glimpse of First Peoples multimedia installation.
Indigenous Protest, Australian Bicentenary, 1988
On 26 January 1988, more than 40,000 people, including Aborigines from across the country and non-Indigenous supporters, staged what was the largest march in Sydney since the Vietnam moratorium.
Contemporary reimagining of a museum collectionAn analysis of change in a collection of spears from Milingimbi, Arnhem Land
First PeopleThe Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip & Central Victoria
Aboriginal String Bags, Nets and Cordage
The Plants of Milarri Garden
Milarri means 'outdoors' in Boon Wurrung and Woi wurrung.
Discover Documentary: The Murray Explored Bioscan
Following in the footsteps of William Blandowski, the Museum's first curator.
The genealogy of the genealogical methodDiscoveries, disseminations and the historiography of British anthropology
Being presentIndigenous Contemporary Art and Cultural Practices in the Museum
Fish traps and stone housesNew archaeological insights into Gunditjmara use of the Budj Bim lava flow of southwest Victoria over the past 7000 years
From the Bog to the BiobankA Quest to Understand Victoria's Endangered Frogs
Rare scene of first European contact
Provenance of carved boomerang uncovered.
A treasure trove of freshwater fish biodiversity
The Kimberley region in Australia’s northwest is one our last great pristine unspoilt places, and a hotspot for species discovery.
A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.