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

"Authentic beauty ", posted by Lov Rai

"This year I completed uni and started my first full time job! Things can only get better :) ", posted by Next_page

"I lost a parent and felt like a young child but found the strength to support the one left behind.", posted by js

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

"A new baby boy", posted by Panda

"Arrival of another Grandchild. Yea!", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"Our beautiful baby boy, Jeremiah, arrived healthy and happy on 22 May. ", posted by Barb and Jason

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

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

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

"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

"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 beat cancer. Got to know myself and my kids much better. Started a great new job. Met a lovely new girlfriend. Smelled the roses.", posted by KidsWorkCancerLife

"Became a mother for the first time. Life changed irrevocably and for the better.", posted by Bronwyn

"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

"Got married.", posted by berto

"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

"2011 has been a year of change - new job, new apartment, new car, new friends", posted by beckmoloney

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