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Guest Editor Stan Grant

Collaborating Editors Laura McBride, Dr Mariko Smith

Editor Alice Gage

Design Mark Joseph

Production Jenny Hooker

Views expressed are not necessarily those of the Museum.

We welcome your feedback, comments and enquiries. Email the editor at alice.gage@australian.museum


4 – What’s on

5 – Welcome
Kim McKay AO and Larissa Behrendt AO

6 – Letter from the Guest Editor
Stan Grant

8 – Meet the First Nations team

9 – Museum News

12 – The Australian Museum's Statement of Reflection
Nathan mudyi Sentance

13 – New acquisition: Weaving Woman
Jodie Dowd

14 – My museum
Laura McBride

16 – Tasmanian shell necklaces: A significant cultural practice
Aunty Lola Greeno

19 – New acquisition: Scarred
Dr Mariko Smith

20 – Unsettled: Uncovering our nation's hidden history
Laura McBride and Dr Mariko Smith

30 – Photo Gallery: Dark Days
Brendan Beirne

31 – Who is Country?
Sara Judge

32 – Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land: The history of the iconic declaration
Laura McBride

35 – New acquisition: Piracy
Nathan mudyi Sentance

42 – Deaths in custody: What can museums do to effect change?
Dr Sandy O'Sullivan

44 – Around the Museum