Australian Journey

Australian Journey: The Story of a Nation in 12 Objects is a free web-based video series exploring the nation’s history through captivating objects from the National Museum of Australia.

The series is suitable for high school and tertiary students and explores issues including the Australian environment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, democracy and citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism, reconciliation and the Anzac legend.

Australian Journey is presented by AuSI Foundation Fellow Professor Bruce Scates, FASSA, historian, novelist and film producer and Dr Susan Carland, sociologist, social critic and the co-creator of Salam Cafe. Each of the 12 episodes has an extra ‘Susan Carland in conversation’ interview with historians and other expert guests. Bruce is based at the Australian National University, Susan works at Monash University.

View the Australian Journey Resources now via the National Museum of Australia

About the project

Australian Journey was three years in the making, filmed across the length and breadth of the continent and involved more than 50 major cultural institutions. The series began at Monash University and was completed with the generous assistance of the Australian National University. Both universities worked in close collaboration with the National Museum of Australia.

The views expressed in this series are those of the authors and interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the view of their host institutions or the National Museum of Australia. The authors, presenters and interviewees assert moral rights over their work.

All episodes and interviews also on the Museum’s YouTube channel


Updated:  2 November 2020/Responsible Officer:  Institute Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications