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Category: Museullaneous

Acknowledgement of Country explained

Acknowledging the traditional owners of Country is a way of showing respect for people, land and resources, says the Museum’s Derek Walker.

By: Derek Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 Jan 2015

Australia Day and the war canoe

The first national Australia Day was held 100 years ago and involved, among other things, a war canoe from the Solomon Islands.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jan 2015

Working together — Sydney’s cultural institutions

New hoardings reveal the history of five cultural institutions in Sydney, including Australia’s first museum.

By: Kirsten Downie , Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jan 2015

Early specimen exchange with Japan

Renewing an old relationship.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jan 2015

Krefft's Trials and Tribulations on the Blandowski Expedition

Glorious commander, foresighted commander, gallant commander! All supercilious names for William Blandowski from an 1857 expedition log.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Dec 2014

Hermann Krefft – Boy Naturalist

From the Mitchell Library collection is a fascinating insight into Museum Curator Gerard Krefft and the family he left behind.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2014

DigiVol: DigiVols as Code Breakers

The immense task of digitising our collections raises many challenges for our digitisation and transcription team, the DigiVols.

By: Dana Anderson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Nov 2014

Carved panels in the Long Gallery

Where are they now?

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Nov 2014

Oliver Chalmers - the man behind the mineralogist

Chalmers by name and charming by nature

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Nov 2014

Joyce Allan - well-respected scientist

Who is that woman?

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Nov 2014