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Hootsuite Inc. : Artist credit: Judy Watson (born 1959) Waanyi peoples, heron island suite #16, 2009-2010, Parliament House Art Collection, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra, ACT.

Hootsuite Inc. : As artist-in-residence at the University of Queensland’s Heron Island Research station, Judy Watson was inspired by the materials she collected on her daily walks to create prints which also incorporate scientific research from the site.

Hootsuite Inc. : Gift giving is a universal symbol of diplomacy, and the Official Gifts Collection at Parliament House shows the development of Australia’s global relations since Federation in 1901. Learn more about this fascinating collection here:

Hootsuite Inc. : Reconciliation Week gives all Australians the chance to unite behind the national reconciliation effort and celebrate our shared histories and cultures.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing pieces from our art collection by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Hootsuite Inc. : Looking for an easy-to-post gift?
These gorgeous handmade scarves celebrate Australian flowers and birds.
Superb Fairy Wrens with Royal Bluebells, Canberras floral emblem, is exclusive to The Parliament Shop.
$55.00 plus $8.95 postage.

Hootsuite Inc. : Established in 1911 by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, the Historic Memorials Collection is Australia’s longest running commissioning collection. You can check out the portraits in our online gallery here: - do you have a favourite piece?

Twitter Web App : This image is from the National Museum of Australia who offer a timeline of key moments in Indigenous Australian history, available here:…

Twitter Web App : The Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples is housed within Australian Parliament House and is available here:…

Hootsuite Inc. : Today is National Sorry Day, when we acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations. The day commemorates Parliament’s official apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples.

Hootsuite Inc. : In celebration, we will be sharing pieces from our art collection by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. You can also participate in online offerings such as a panel discussion and radio concert from Reconciliation Aus – learn more:

Hootsuite Inc. : This week we will be participating in #NationalReconciliationWeek a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories and join in the national reconciliation effort. NRW commemorates two major milestones – the High Court Mabo decision and the successful 1967 referendum.

Hootsuite Inc. : So many women have played a pivotal role in our nation’s history.
Read inspiring stories of early pioneers, suffragettes and the women in politics today in a great selection of titles available from The Parliament Shop.
Postage available. Email

Hootsuite Inc. : Parliament House remains temporarily closed to the public.

Access arrangements to Parliament House will be reviewed by the Presiding Officers in line with health advice in the lead up to the scheduled June sittings of Parliament.

Hootsuite Inc. : The Magna Carta is the foundation of modern government. Parliament House holds the only Magna Carta in the southern hemisphere – a 1297 Inspeximus edition issued by Edward I. Learn more about this fascinating document in our online exhibition here:

Hootsuite Inc. : Happy World Bee Day!
The Parliament Shop stocks a variety of bee books and bee inspired gifts. This gorgeous Bee & Wattle scarf is designed and handmade in Australia exclusively for The Parliament Shop.
Postage is available.
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