Symbols of Australia

Symbols of Australia explores the diverse range of national symbols that define and represent Australia’s national identity. The exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland from 6 September 2010 – 14 November.

National symbols help define and represent national identity but their meanings can vary depending on context and point of view. Some national symbols endure, others fade and new symbols develop as attitudes and values change.

The exhibition explores ten of the symbols Australians have chosen to represent themselves, drawing from the collections of the National Museum of Australia.

The exhibition presents stories surrounding ten symbolic themes through more than 40 objects, informative text panels and engaging multimedia. Symbols explored as part of the exhibition include the kangaroo, wattle and the boomerang.

Symbols of Australia is a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia.

Event Details

06 September 2010 - 14 November 2010
Museum of Tropical Queensland