The timeless and living art of possum skin cloaks
Possum skin cloak making is flourishing in 2019.
The First Peoples exhibition is a shared endeavour of Museums Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal community. The First Peoples Yulendj Group of Elders and community representatives have brought their knowledge, stories, culture, objects and images to guide the exhibition's development.
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.
Immigration to Victoria
A decade by decade overview highlighting policy and social developments, shifts in population and demographics, and immigration's impact upon Indigenous Australians.
The Plants of Milarri Garden
Milarri Garden is located within the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
Basket, Binak, Healesville, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Coiled basket, or binak, with oval base, possibly purchased from Coranderrk Aboriginal Station circa 1870s-1880s.
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.
A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
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.
Interview with Auntie Veronica Barnett
Museums Victoria staff member Auntie Veronica shares her story with archivist Nik Mcgrath.