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

"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

"I made it to gymnastics competition and the ACT cross countrie and ACT alfletics comp. School is better this year as well.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"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

"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

"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

"The year I became awesome at everything.... true story", posted by Dragon

"Retired from work. Trip to Europe and US. New (old) house, new town, new bloke, new life. A great year for me!", posted by Julia (not the PM)

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

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

"The year one’s confidence grew and felt like I belonged where I am. ‘Content’ sums up 2011.", posted by HappyGuy

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

"our 2011 story was the museum's story - great working with the NMA on the identity!", posted by gen.a

"We have enjoyed seeing the landscape spring into life after years of drought with welcome sights such as frogs and dragonflies in our garden", posted by Harold

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

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

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

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

"Adventures from Canberra to Melbourne to Adelaide to Sydney, my best friend departing our lives, and a sense of hope nonetheless.", posted by CapDac