Science and Technology

First peoples of Australia have been engaging in scientific methods such as observation and experimentation since time immemorial - long before western science arrived to what is now called, Australia. This knowledge allowed their people to care for Country and ensure our communities were sustainable for the future. 

Unboxing the museum

Bread samples

Did you know First Peoples were the first bakers in Australia. Kimberley Moulton shows some samples of bread that were collected in the 1800 and 1900s, including samples collected by the expedition that was sent to retrieve Burke and Wills after their fateful expedition. 

Continue celebrating NAIDOC week

Arts and Cultures

Living arts and cultures have been at the core of First Peoples practices since time immemorial. 

Education and Learning

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


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

Flat lay image of a book called "Aboriginal String Bags, Nets and Cordage" on an ochre background

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