Delve into the Australian history you were never taught at school, but should have been.
Exploring the theme of 2019 NAIDOC Week – Voice, Treaty, Truth – Wiradjuri archivist Nathan Mudyi Sentence will lead visitors on a tour of the First Australians Galleries, offering explanations, commentary, hidden stories and anecdotes about the truths behind the popular myths, and the argument for a treaty.
Expect active discussion and ask as many questions as you like!
Topics of the tour include:
- The origins of the terra nullius narrative
- The role museums have played in protecting and debunking pervasive colonialist myths
- The evidence held in the AM collection that First Nations people managed the land and were not solely hunters and gatherers
- Gender balance in pre-invasion First Nations communities
- The Freedom Rides, the Stolen Generations and post-Stolen Generations history
- How the absence of a treaty in Australia suggests an ongoing denial of the occupation and dispossession of First Nations people
Tour duration: 1 hour
Recommended for people aged 13+.
Ticket includes general admission to the Museum.
Content warning: This tour contains content and stories that some participants may find confronting.
Wednesday 10 July 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Concession: $18 (inc general admission)
Member: $5 (inc general admission)