From Little Things Big Things Grow

Fighting for Indigenous rights 1920-1970

This exhibition told the story of a group of Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who said ’That’s not good enough’ and did something about it. The exhibition revealed some uncomfortable truths and celebrated some ’ordinary extraordinary’ heroes. This is the time where some Australians did not have the same freedoms as everybody else. They were the First Australians, made second-class citizens in their own country. This is unknown history to many non-Aboriginal people and even possibly to young Aboriginal Australians. But it's painfully familiar to most Aboriginal people. This was a moment to share our common history and celebrate some courageous Australians.

This travelling exhibition was developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia

This exhibition was supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

19 February 2011 - 8 May 2011

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