A History of the World in 100 Objects – Access

For the first time in a major exhibition, the National Museum of Australia is offering a suite of special features for blind, vision and hearing-impaired visitors to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

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The Female Horror Villain – List of 10

Men dominate the “killer” role in horror movies but there is a certain level of dread inspired by the female horror villain that just does not compare.

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September 1991 – 25 years ago

September 1991 witnessed the Hamlet factory fire, the discovery of the Iceman, the long awaited publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls and much more.

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September 1966 – 50 years ago

September 1966 saw the start of a telethon that raised $2.75 billion dollars, the massacre of Ibo refugees, a deadly hurricane and a lot more.

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September 1996 – 20 years ago

September 1996 saw Desert Strike, Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech, spies, assassinations, legal euthanasia, the Gracetown disaster and more.

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August 1986 – 30 years ago

August 1986 witnessed the theft of a Picasso in Victoria, collisions of ships and of planes, a 365 year sentence for a spy, great music and going postal.

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August 2006 – 10 years ago

August 2006 saw Natascha Kampusch escape her kidnapper after eight years; saw the worse plane crash of the year; and saw Pluto lose its planet status.

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August 1991 – 25 years ago

August 1991 saw the Starthfield massacre in Sydney, the Dungog hostel fire, the conviction of former Queensland Police Commissioner, Oprah Winfrey and more.

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August 1966 – 50 years ago

From the battle of Long Tan to Singapore’s First National Day Parade to mass killers, Whitman and McDuff, to the Revolver album – that was August 1966.

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August 1996 – 20 years ago

August 1996 – Plane crashes that killed hundreds, 600 kids at the the Atlanta Olympics closing ceremony, the beginning of The Game of Thrones and more.

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