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Corporate entry National Museum of Australia (1980 - )

3 November 1980
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Collection management, History of Australian Engineering, History of Australian Science and History of Australian Technology
Reference No
CA 4435
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory


The National Museum of Australia was established in November 1980, under the National Museum of Australia Act, 1980. From their Web site, January 2002: "The National Museum of Australia is a statutory body within the Communications, Information technology and the Arts portfolio. The Director of the National Museum reports to the Council of the National Museum and is responsible to the Minister for Communications, Information technology and the Arts for the overall management of the museum and its programs."

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Bionic Ear Records, 1949 - 2000, 2004.0043 at U77/46-55; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources


  • National Museum of Australia, Land, Nation, People: Stories from the National Museum of Australia (Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press, 2004), 144 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Kaus, David, 'It is a Treat at Any Time to Study Nature: an Introduction to the Collections of Herbert Basedow', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 138 (2009), 7-18 . Details
  • Robin, Libby, 'Collections and the Nation: Science, History and the National Museum of Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, 14 (3) (2003), 251-289. Also available at Details
  • Shephard, Denis, 'Geophysical Instruments in the National Historical Collection', Preview, 163 (2013), 21-7. Details
  • Smith, Mike, 'Environmental History in the National Museum of Australia', Public History Review (2000), 27-43. Details


Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Hamby, Louise, 'The Reluctant Collector: Lloyd Warner' in The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, Peterson, Nicolas, Allen, Lindy and Hamby, Louise, eds (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2008), pp. 355-82. Details

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