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Why has one of Australia’s most successful explorers been relegated to history’s back pages?

John McDouall Stuart was undoubtedly one of the greatest of Australian explorers.  In 1862, after three attempts, he finally succeeded in crossing the continent from sea to sea, and lived to tell the story.  An experienced bushman, he navigated his party on horseback through vast expanses of coun

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‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue

If you're stuck for inspiration this school holiday, look no further than our museums. From amateur archaeology at SA Maritime Museum, weaving at the Migration Museum to getting a 'licence' at the National Motor Museum, there's plenty in store for all the family. Read more about ‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue >

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Three Weddings and A Cook to serve up a ceremony

Culture and culinary traditions will combine in a feast for the senses for Three Weddings and a Cook at the Migration Museum on Sunday 15 September. Read more about Three Weddings and A Cook to serve up a ceremony >

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Refugees and Australia 1972-2012

How far would you go to save your children from war, violence, political upheaval or religious persecution? Read more about Refugees and Australia 1972-2012 >

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Crossing Country – John McDouall Stuart

Was John McDouall Stuart the greatest of Australian explorers?  In 1862, after three attempts, he finally succeeded in crossing the continent from sea to sea, and lived to tell the story.  An experienced bushman, he navigated his party on horseback through vast expanses of country unknown to Euro Read more about Crossing Country – John McDouall Stuart >

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Culture Shut Down

From 1-4 March the Migration Museum will join museums around the world and ‘cross out’ several displays in a gesture of support for the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

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Portraits of my life now open

The story of a rebellious Japanese woman is the feature of the Migration Museums newest exhibition Portraits of my life: Tomono Wynn’s story.

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Story of a Japanese Rebel

In the 1970s Tomono Tadakuma rebelled against her traditional, patriarchal Japanese family and escaped to Adelaide to study print-making and painting. Read more about Story of a Japanese Rebel >

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