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

"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

"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)

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

"Watching the Brisbane River roar past our apartment and helping other recover was something I will never forget", posted by everydaycook

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

"Tour de France (seeing Cadel Evans win!)", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

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

"I looked away for a minute and my kids grew up!", posted by bertofski

"i got engaged", posted by happy

"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

"Celebrating my 70th Birthday with my whole family", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

"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

"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 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

"Never had so much fun with so many different children. Never realized how much I didn't know of this country", posted by Austin Seven