Canberra's position as the national capital has placed it in an interesting position when it comes to activism in Australia.
As Australia's home of politics, people come from across the country to send a message to those in power. But - just like every other city in the world - Canberra is also home to its own activists.
Activism: Forces for change in Canberra - the latest exhibition to open at Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) - takes a look at how both of these have played out in the ACT over the years.
While it contains historical examples of activist movements around international issues such as uranium mining and the Vietnam war, curator Rowan Henderson also looked into the local issues.
She has also taken a look at what it actually means to be an activist.
"I tried to look at not just the protesting and marching activism ... but also people who are working for change in society," Ms Henderson says.
"That could be things like Koomarri who work to provide services for people who are living with disabilities.
"There is [also] a great story in the exhibition about a couple called Harry and Eve Lindgren who worked for spelling reform.
"They wanted to make words easier to spell for children who are learning to read and write, and also for people with learning difficulties and things like that."
As Ms Henderson puts it, a lot of activism is "just a really long hard slog".
This could mean people partitioning politicians, getting people to sign petitions, writing letters to people in power, or putting together reports or statistics.
A lot of the time they don't even need to exhibit the traditional idea of protesting by marching through the streets.
"There's a story in the exhibition about the National Parks Association of the ACT who campaigned for like 20 years to get Namadgi Park created," Ms Henderson says.
"There were no marches, there were no protests in the street, it was just people lobbying politicians for a really long time to get that to happen."
The exhibition is based around five broad themes under which specific causes and issues include development and demolition; Indigenous issues; social issues; environmental issues; and national and international issues.
And, as the exhibition shows, some of these issues have been protested in the capital since it was created.
"The first is kind of the historical look at what happened when the federal capital territory was created, which meant there were so few people living here that they didn't see the need to give them any political representation," Ms Henderson says.
"So for a long time, people living in the new federal capital territory actually had no representation in the federal parliament and they had no local government.
"So they were just administered by a department in the public service and there were a lot of protests and campaigning around that to get political representation for the ACT."
Activism: Forces for change in Canberra exhibits at Canberra Museum and Gallery until November 2.