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Category: Museullaneous

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

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

DigiVol: Where in the World Is DigiVol?

Find out more about what inspired DigiVol volunteers at the Australian Museum to become DigiVollys.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2014

White’s True-blue Green Tree Frog

Why did early scientists give the Green Tree Frog a Latin name that means ‘blue’?

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Sep 2014

Manta alfredi: Krefft’s Devil Ray

In 1868 Prince Alfred visited the colony, falling victim to a murder attempt. Surviving, his name was patron to a new species of Manta Ray.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Aug 2014