The outbreak of the First World War was the first crisis for the new Australian nation.
To mark the 75th anniversary of Sir Robert Menzies becoming Australia’s prime minister for the first time, the Museum of Australian Democracy invited former prime minister and admirer of Menzies, John Howard, to guest curate this exhibition.
Behind the Lines 2013 tells the tale of broken parliamentary alliances, caucus instability, leadership spills, prime ministerial change, corruption scandals, cabinet reshuffles, policies and opinion polls.
Happy and Glorious commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Visit in 1954. Old Parliament House was central to the royal tour while the Queen was in Canberra.
Art is a Weapon takes you back to an Australia gripped by the Cold War. Amid propaganda for and against communism, artists turned to an image familiar to most Australians; the Southern Cross flag of the Eureka Stockade.
Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)
$2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family
18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra
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On the road4 December 2013 – 25 February 2014Beyond Reasonable Drought
The Beyond Reasonable Drought exhibition returns to Victoria in 2013, accompanied by two of MAPgroup’s photographers to again record how our communities survive and prepare for the ongoing cycle of drought.