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Category: explore

Douglas Grant, Aboriginal Digger

Elizabeth McKinnon searches for the true story of Douglas Grant, one of many Aboriginal men who enlisted in World War I.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: explore, Date: 08 Apr 2015

Digging for dugongs

We know why these gentlemen are digging in their three-piece suits, but their identity has been a moot point among archivists.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: explore, Date: 03 Feb 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: explore, Date: 19 Jan 2015

Bilum in the maketi ples

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

By: Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: explore, 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: explore, Date: 22 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: explore, Date: 15 Sep 2014

Opening our doors

The Museum’s very first public exhibition celebrated the ‘natural and industrial products’ of New South Wales.

By: Rose Docker, Category: explore, Date: 12 Aug 2014

William Holmes: enigma

The first custodian of the Australian Museum came to a sticky end in 1831, just two years into the job.

By: Colin Johnston, Category: explore, Date: 23 Jul 2014