This portrait of Dally Messenger, ‘The Master’ was taken during the 1908-09 Kangaroos tour of Great Britain.
The National Museum of Australia would really like you to come check out its Glorious Days: Australia exhibit.
It wants this so much, that it’s letting you get free entry on Sundays.
That’s a pretty good deal.
Glorious Days celebrates life in Australia 100 years ago and the National Museum invites visitors who have not yet seen the exhibition – or who fancy a return trip – to explore this unique era with free entry on Sundays before the exhibition closes its doors for the last time, on the afternoon of Sunday, October 13th.
Local, interstate and international visitors to Canberra can enjoy a day in the capital by combining a visit to Floriade and the National Museum.
“This is a great opportunity to see Glorious Days and take in the National Museum’s other exhibits, featuring Australia’s rich social history,” said National Museum’s Acting Director, Dr Mathew Trinca. Visitors can also take advantage of the arrival of Spring, at the Museum’s lakeside café.
It was an extraordinary year in so many ways and Glorious Days showcases the ambitions, optimism and excitement that prevailed in 1913, just before the Great War changed everything.
Glorious Days includes many prize souvenirs of Australia’s sporting history, including Dally Messenger’s NSW Rugby League cap, Victor Trumper’s cricket bat and the magnificent trophies presented to those sporting greats.
[Image courtesy of Ian Heads]