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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"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'll always remember my first trip to the US, which was my first time out of Australia.", posted by Jelly

"2011 - A busy, exciting and invigorating year. The year of learning new things!", posted by Lanyon High School

"I fell in love.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

"My early memories in life were growing up in a big house, upon returning to that house it was a small house. Things look bigger as a kid...", posted by Jimmy James

"We sold our catamaran and bought a kayak. ", posted by Kellie

"My first trip to the UK, living in London with my cousin and absorbing culture in all its forms.", posted by Kukka

"I helped create a new life, carried him for nine months and learnt what unconditional love feels like.", posted by Prue

"I celebrated 30 years with my partner", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

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

"I opened my very own shop with a friend.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

"Moving in to a new house.", posted by FeeB

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

"I retired from paid work in the middle of the year. It's wonderful, but a bit adjustment!", posted by Jane

"I got engaged.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"Seeing a photos of my grand uncle who served in WW1 and my ggrand Uncle who moved to New Zealand. Finally making contact with descendants.", posted by ancestorchaser

"Breaking my leg and learning so much from my friend who has a permanent disability.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor