2019 Australian of the Year

Now on for a limited time! Must close 14 August 2019.

This exhibition pays tribute to eight extraordinary Australians chosen as the 2019 Australian of the Year finalists. 

Read their stories and see personal objects selected by each finalist that provide a special insight into their lives and experiences. 

This travelling exhibition was developed in partnership with the National Australia Day Council and presented by National Museum of Australia. 

Australian of the Year

Clockwise from top left: Craig Challen SC OAM, WA; Mark Sullivan, VIC; Bernadette Black, TAS; Dr Richard Harris SC OAM, SA; Kurt Fearnley AO, NSW; Michael Long, NT; Virginia Haussegger AM, ACT; Jon Rouse, QLD. 

Portrait images courtesy National Australia Day Council Object photography by National Museum of Australia. 

Event Details

08 July 2019 - 14 August 2019