Arts and Cultures

Explore how art and culture express the important beliefs, laws and values for First Peoples at the core of their practices. 

Unboxing the museum

Aunty Esther's emu egg

Aunty Esther Kirby is a master emu egg carver, a skill she learnt from her father, Uncle Sam Kirby. Her remarkably detailed carvings can contain as many as 15 colours all created by etching the eggshell at different depths.

River reed necklace

Yorta-Yorta woman and the Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections Kimberley Moulton talks about a unique reed necklace dating back to the late 1800's and the cultural practice that continues today.

Continue celebrating NAIDOC week

Education and Learning

First Peoples education and learning experiences help provide an understanding to laws, cultures and beliefs.


Science and Technology

Learn more about how First Peoples have been using scientific methods, such as observation and experimentation in their everyday life. 


Learn about activism and survival of First Peoples of Australia through stories and some of our collection items of protest.

Flay lay image of a pair of heart shape earrings depict the Aboriginal flag on a pink background

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