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 fell in love.", 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

"I quit my job before I had a new one. Best decision I have made this year.", posted by Piepie

"My daughter Sinead SIMPKINS won a scholarship to visit Japan.She left on Dec 5th thanks to JENESYS program through the Japanese Government.", posted by Kraznozem

"I met my Uncle again after 24 years, and he is great!", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"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

"Got married.", posted by berto

"Arrival of another Grandchild. Yea!", 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 decided to run away from my problems and move to London. So far, so good. But i miss Australia, just a little bit.", posted by Carolyn J S

"A new baby boy", posted by Panda

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

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

"Started a new job and it was like starting a new life!! Met some amazing people and have made some fantastic memories!! Best year yet!! :)", posted by Kelly:)

"the year that I stopped faffing and made some real decisions that will greatly change my future! ", posted by SM

"Hugging my very best school friend after 20 years!!!", posted by Mrs Z

"Job excellence, son turns two, buying first house and mad renovations", posted by jimmyvyvers

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

"I will remember 2011 as a year of challenge, pain and growth as an individual and as a nation. 2011 will leave an indelible mark on us all.", posted by Ms Ballard

"I completed college and am now ready to start the next chapter of my life!", posted by an onsite storywall contributor