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New scans of Percy Money PNG photos

With the help of our wonderful volunteers Sue Myatt and Nan Goodsell, we have just posted some new scans of the beautiful images taken by missionary Percy Money in Collingwood Bay, PNG in the early 1900s.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Uhi ta moko: Art and practice of Maori tattooing

As the art and practice of ta moko developed in Aotearoa - New Zealand, Maori pioneered the use of smaller, narrower uhi without teeth that cut grooves through the skin.

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Dangerous, deadly and just plain mean!

Ever wondered about how safe Australia’s wildlife is … and how to avoid it? The Australian Museum’s newest mobile app provides information about different types of dangerous / potentially dangerous animals that inhabit Australia, where to find them and what to do when confronted by one.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

A blog about ... blogs!

Blogging has been around for over fifteen years. It has fallen in and out of favour, but I now think it has found its place. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons - Friendship and Journeys

Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons.
What would they like to see?
What would be interesting to show?
Are people interested in the technical aspects?
Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons! To battle ... or not to battle?

We are considering developing an exhibition around the topic of weapons using some of our amazing cultural collections. We'd like to hear your thoughts. What would you like to see in an exhibition about weapons and weaponry?  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons and Weaponry

Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons. What would they like to see? What would be interesting to show? Are people interested in the technical aspects? Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 Feb 2011

Birds with a Beat dance video competition

Young people can perform their bird of paradise dance live at the Museum. 

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 Feb 2011

Cyclone Yasi viewed from Lizard Island

The largest category 5 cyclone to hit the east Australian coast in living memory passed to the south of Lizard Island on the night of 2/3 February.  

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2011

A new history trail for students

Seven historically significant sites within walking distance, in the heart of Sydney, have launched a new program, 'A History Trail' for Stage 1-6 students.  

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 08 Feb 2011