Online Exhibitions

In addition to the collections and exhibitions that the Museum presents at our physical locations, the Western Australian Museum have developed a range of online exhibitions.

Our online exhibitions explore our research activities and field work so our visitors can enjoy our exhibitions and research in new and engaging ways.

  • Aboriginal Advancement Council banner ‘Let Us Advance Together!” displayed on a truck at the Labour Day procession, Perth 1966

    26 May 2017

    Right Wrongs: ’67 Referendum

     

    On 27 May 1967, Australia voted to change its Constitution.

    The passing of this referendum enabled Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders to be counted in the national census and to be subject to Commonwealth laws, rather than just state laws.

    90.77% of Australians voted 'Yes', the largest ever affirmative vote in Australian referendum history.

    The Right Wrongs: '67 Referendum project is a partnership between the Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia and Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

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    Online Exhibition
    Emily Carroll

  • Despite the withdrawal of elements of the Japanese attacking forces, they still called upon the 2/2nd to surrender. This original surrender note from the Japanese commander in Dili was treated with contempt.

    20 Jul 2016

    Debt of Honour Exhibition Panels

    This online feature includes text and images from exhibition panels used in Debt of Honour

    The feature was created so those who could not visit the exhibition can still find out about the Australian involvement in East Timor during the Second World War . 

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    Online Exhibition
    Katherine Veness

  • Beneath the Waves interactive online documentary

    5 May 2016

    Beneath the Waves

    One of the biggest marine biodiversity surveys in the world, led by researchers from the Western Australian Museum, has been turned into an interactive online documentary with multiple layers of learning thanks to production company Periscope Pictures and funding from ScreenWest.

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    Online Exhibition
    Katherine Veness

  • Tramway Jetty Remains at Turtle Bay, Cape Inscription - Dirk Hartog Island

    25 Jan 2016

    Dirk Hartog

    This website commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first recorded European landing on the west Australian coast.

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    Online Exhibition
    Katherine Veness

  • 17 Dec 2015

    Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands

    Like many other cities around the world, Perth was founded on wetlands. These environments have played a significant role in the city’s development, and are important habitats for a range of species.

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    Online Exhibition
    Katherine Veness

  • 4 circular baskets in a row

    12 Sep 2014

    Intertwined

    As one of the most widely spread cultural practices in the world, basketry is more than a simple technology. Malleable, tangible, and mutable, baskets and the technique of basketry can represent the identity of a weaver, their cultural practices, and a discovery of art form.

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    Online Exhibition
    Western Australian Museum

  • A montage of face portraits

    17 Apr 2014

    WA Faces

    We are all Western Australian.

    We each have stories about who we are, our connections to family, friends and Country, and how we came to live and work in Western Australia.

    Each face has a story to tell.

    Join the WA Faces album; share your portrait and your story and help us show the world what it means to be Western Australian.

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    Online Exhibition
    Western Australian Museum

  • New Museum Logo

    20 Nov 2013

    New Museum

    The New Museum for Western Australia is one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world today, and one of which all Western Australians should be incredibly proud.    As it evolves the Museum will play a significant part in redefining our city and our State, showcasing Western Australia’s people, history and environment to the world.   Our Museum will be a place for all Western Australians to reflect and explore their identity, culture and sense of place.

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    Online Exhibition
    Danny Murphy

  • Diver exploring the wreck of the Batavia

    1 Jul 2013

    Month of Shipwrecks

    July 2013 is the Month of Shipwrecks.

    At 9:30am every weekday throughout the month a new video, map, mini-website, photo gallery, lecture, interview or database will be available exclusively on this website to reveal new insights about wrecks such as the Batavia, SS Xantho and James Matthews, or invite you behind-the-scenes to learn about our research and archaeology.

     

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    Online Exhibition
    Danny Murphy