What shapes your identity?
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This timeline traces how prejudice has affected who we are, how we govern and what we believe.
John Howard's 2001 federal election speech
Tell us how John Howard's federal election policy launch speech made you feel.
Mick Dodson’s 2009 Australian of the Year speech
Tell us how Mick Dodson’s Australian of the Year speech made you feel.
Kevin Rudd's 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generations
Tell us how Kevin Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations made you feel.
Pauline Hanson's 1996 maiden speech
Tell us how Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech made you feel.
Browse our favourites and find out more about the material culture included in the exhibition.
Slings and arrows
A childhood rhyme, book or toy can reflect the prejudices we have learned and buried deep. What stereotypes did you play with?
My culture or yours?
Reflect on the ways we all pick and choose, mix and match to suit our tastes, interests and current fads. Is it borrowing or stealing?
What's in Store?
Consider how advertisements and brands have used stereotypes to sell products.
Explore popular objects and imagery that have reflected our attitudes, perpetuated stereotypes and gone beyond a joke.
The white picket fence
Has Australia really escaped its racist past? Explore key events in our history and share how they made you feel.
Anna Moo reflects on working with women in the 1970s to lobby governments and educate migrant women about reproductive health.
Strength in numbers
Lois Peeler recalls her parents’ commitment to securing justice for Aboriginal people through the Aborigines Advancement League.
Phillip Moore reflects on Catholic-Protestant sectarianism and what being Irish-Australian means to him.
People Like Them
Who fits in and who doesn’t? Who gets to decide? Challenge your own attitudes by reflecting on what being different means to you.