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

"The year of coming to terms with and understanding grief after my beloved mum's passing, as well as 3 weddings in 3 cities in 3 months.", posted by HeleneJ

"2011 was a year of growth!", posted by CRE8IVE

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

"Travelled for a month through Vietnam and Cambodia, riding elephants, eating spiders, volunteering at an orphanage; BEST TRIP EVER!", posted by D

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

"The year things started to turn the corner", posted by @chrisrauchle

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

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

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

"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

"A dream come true x house, husband, son, health and job. Life is good and I treasure it every day!", posted by Amsat

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

"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)

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

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

"Never thought at my age I would be on such a fast learning curve, fantastic", posted by Brendilly

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

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

"Too much work, not enough play. Here's to 2012 and a new years resolution.", posted by workaholic