National Museum of Australia
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The National Museum of Australia, located in Canberra Australia, is a museum of social history, and focuses on three broad research areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, Australia's history and society since European settlement in 1788
the interaction of people with the environment.
Eternity - Your Story
Located in the Eternity gallery of the National Musuem of Australia, the Your Story installation is creating an archive unlike any other in Australia - a personal, intimate and honest look at the lives of hundreds and thousands of Australians and the issues that concern them.
Located within the Eternity gallery at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, the Your Story video booths offer visitors the chance to contribute their own story to the exhibition - and the response has been overwhelming.
Visitors have been sharing their stories of hope, joy, fear, thrill, chance, loneliness, mystery, devotion, separation and passion. The fear of death, chance encounters, the thrill of roller coasters. Stories of tremendous passion, stories of limitless hope and joy.
Parents speak of the fear they have of becoming responsible for another life, the hope that they have for their children and for the future of Australia. Children share the thrill of rides, the joy of birthdays and the pain of separation from friends or family.
The Your Story installation is creating an archive unlike any other in Australia - a personal, intimate and honest look at the lives of hundreds and thousands of Australians and the issues that concern them.