Arts & Entertainment

First Nations Culture At The Australian Museum

Photo: Anna Kucera

This January, the Australian Museum is offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to reflect and connect with First Nations cultures through a series of special events, alongside the award-winning First Nations led exhibition, Unsettled. 

Throughout January visitors to the museum will be able to take in free First Nations film screenings on January 26, guided tours of the museum’s ground-breaking Unsettled exhibition and on January 22, the giants of First Nations activism will be honoured by the next generation of trailblazers in a talk series called, Children Of The Revolution.

Unsettled Guided Tours: Connect with the world’s oldest living culture with a guided tour of the award-winning Unsettled exhibition by the museum’s knowledgeable First Nations staff. The tour guides will provide an in-depth explanation of First Nations history and offer a deeper understanding of our nation as they illuminate the meaning of key exhibition objects.

Unsettled Talk series: Children of the Revolution: Children of the Revolution is a tribute to the giants of First Nations activism as told by the next generation of trailblazers – their children. Hosted by Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO & joined guest speakers Pauline Clague, Ganur Maynard and Nicole Watson, as they pay tribute to their parents’ legacies.

FREE Film Series

Looky, Looky Here Comes Cooky
This musical documentary by cheeky performer Steven Oliver is a funny and fresh look at the story of Cook from a First Nations’ perspective.

Sweet Country
Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When an Aboriginal stockman kills a white station owner in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run. They are pursued across the outback. Starring Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown.

High Ground
Set against the rich landscape of Arnhem land, High Ground is a gripping action story that chronicles the quest of an Aboriginal man to save the last of his family. Starring Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Simon Baker.

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