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Category: Museullaneous

Interpretive Theatre at the Museum

Risky business.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Nov 2013

‘Paraphernalia, desiderata, impedimenta, etc.’

Which Museum scientists pack pistols, killing bottles and ear plugs for their expeditions?

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 Oct 2013

'We tried to tell you that!'

Many indigenous peoples have warned that Western attitudes are destroying the environment, writes anthropologist Kirk Huffman.

By: Kirk Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Ethel King - Painter of all things natural

A talented illustrator who painted from and on specimens.

By: Alison Leeson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Happy Birthday 'Dr' Leichhardt

October 23 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Australia’s most mysterious historical figure – the legendary Ludwig Leichhardt.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Taxidermists wanted

Recruiting cadet taxidermists and scientific officers in 1891 - 'well educated lads' with 'a taste for natural history' wanted.  

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Sep 2013

Butterflies at sea

A ship’s captain gets involved in citizen science.

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Sep 2013

Aboriginal voices from the 1980s

Indigenous theatre, music and political activism in Australia through poster art from the 80s and 90s.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2013

Frank Hurley underwater

Before the invention of underwater cameras, photographers had to come up with novel ways to approximate the underwater world.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jul 2013

Digitising 40 years of the Australian Museum Magazine

We’ve unlocked the cabinet and are releasing free digital versions of our magazines to the public.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jul 2013