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Category: Museullaneous

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

Alert, not alarmed

As the weather warms up and we spend more time outdoors, be aware of the other creatures getting out and about – snakes and spiders.

By: Lisa Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Oct 2014

Waite, there’s more...

Australian Mueaxseame? Edgar Waite muses on spelling blunders in 1906.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Oct 2014

Bilum in the maketi ples

A traditional weaving technique from Papua New Guinea is finding new forms of expression.

By: Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Oct 2014

Science on the eve of war

Not even the outbreak of war could stop more than 300 scientists from completing their mission to Australia in 1914.

By: Geoffrey Fishburn, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Sep 2014