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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA
Images clockwise from left: Boxer Les Darcy (National Library of Australia vn3789932);
hospital mascot Cocky (Australian War Memorial RELAWM08024); Lt Vincent Burns
(National Museum of Australia); film star Lottie Lyell (National Film and Sound Archive)
This exhibition looks at life on the home front
through personal stories, and explores the
pride, sorrow, joy, wonder and passion
experienced by those far from the battlefields.
Did you know Canberra is Australia s
most haunted city? With Halloween just
around the corner, spring is the perfect time
to learn about the ghosts of the capital with a
hands-on spooky tour. Local legend Tim the
Yowie Man hosts regular ghost tours of the
capital, touching on all the sites that are said
to be home to supernatural happenings.
e Weird Canberra Ghost and History
Tour visits sites of crimes, hauntings and
murders, including a funeral parlour, an
embassy plagued by screams of the past
and a hotel haunted by an Australian Prime
Minister. en there s e National Film and
Sound Archive Ghost Tour, which delves into
the strange, macabre and disturbing stories
of the building that was once the Australian
Institute of Anatomy.
Discover palaeobotany when you visit the
National Dinosaur Museum s stall at
Floriade this spring!
See some of the world s most incredible
fossils, including the oldest fossilised leaf ever
unearthed. Try your skills as a palaeobotanist
and discover a fossil no other person has ever
laid eyes on in sta -led workshops where you
crack open 300-million-year-old rocks to reveal
the fossilised leaves of ancient and extinct trees.
e National Dinosaur Museum will also be
participating in Floriade s NightFest with lots of
prizes to give away.
To learn more about the ancient ora featured
in the Floriade exhibition, come and visit the
museum where you will nd the fossil remains
of plants to see and touch.
Visit on weekends and during the school
holidays to join one of its experienced
educational sta on a tour that is free with
admission to learn more about dinosaurs and
Touch a meteorite, picnic with the dinosaurs,
or discover Canberra s largest range of
dinosaur souvenirs for sale in the gi shop.
ere is always something fresh at the National
Dinosaur Museum this spring.
a: 6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls
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