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

"My 21st Birthday!", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

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

"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

"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:)

"It was 1 year since my Dad past away. I miss him everyday.", posted by Beep

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

"2011 has been about endings ..end of a relationship and job.Also, new beginnings...a new job, look & relationship! ", posted by Bev

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

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

"I opened my very own shop with a friend.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

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

"This year I bought my dream car.", posted by dreams

"Spending a week with my daughter who lives in England.", posted by an onsite storywall contributor

"I learnt to live in the moment,enjoy the life i have everyday and am thankful for what the future promises.", posted by Mars

"Having the Queen, President of USA and Danish Royals visit this wonderful city in which we live. What a year!!", posted by Brighteyes

"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