National Museum of Australia | storywall

The National Museum of Australia is the place where we come together to share stories of our unique and distinctive nation, to be part of a national conversation.

In 2011, we are creating a storywall to capture, celebrate and reflect on the experiences of the past year.

There is an onsite storywall at the Museum in Acton, Canberra, but if you can’t make it to the Museum in person you can share your story here at the online storywall.

To join the conversation and share your story simply click here

See photos of the National Museum’s onsite storywall here.

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"baby", posted by bamba

"Preparing, sitting through and cleaning up after Cyclone Yasi! ", posted by A M

"I am learning to play the violin in retirement and have met interesting people on nature walks.", posted by Kukka

"2011 was full of beginnings and endings. End of a job and relationship and the beginning of a new life in a new country with lovely people", posted by Ben

"Driving the radio telescope at Parkes (‘The Dish’).", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"In August my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer and, after a mastectomy, is enduring 12 months of chemo, radio and hormone therapy. ", posted by Gwynneth

"2011 started with dreams, continued with excellent news, grateful goodbyes and smiling hellos, travel and growth. Bad politics, though. ", posted by Veronica

"A new baby boy", posted by Panda

"2011 passed by incredibly fast filled with many lasting impressions. The most moving one is my mother death in November at just 60yrs old. ", posted by K. Bine Sellner

"The rocky road leading up to where I am currently standing. New beginnings, new aspirations, renewed motivation and passion for life. ", posted by Kaye

"Spent most of this year somewhere completely different, both physically and mentally. From the Solomon Islands to contemplation of exile. ", posted by Savannah

"Being in the arms of Chris Isaak, mesmerised by his piercing blue eyes, and he sang ‘Love Me Tender’ to me.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"was an awesome year of traveling around the globe", posted by traveler

"I learnt to live in the moment,enjoy the life i have everyday and am thankful for what the future promises.", posted by Mars

"Got married.", posted by berto

"I bought a house!", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"2011= year I returned to uni after 25 years to start a new career. I have discovered I am older than I thought, I am smarter than I thought", posted by mrw aged 49

"I experienced a place I had never been before in my own country. It awoke in me what home means to people in the 21st century in Australia.", posted by chrisurfer

"I moved into my very own house!", posted by Houseforme

"I loved, danced, sang, ate, drank, was both merry and sad and am ever grateful to be seeing yet another, wonderful year in! Roll on 2012!", posted by sanster