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By Author: Michael Hugill

Collecting In The Clouds (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Mountains are always exciting places for zoologists. Entomologist Dr Chris Reid revisits his climb up Mt Tatamailau during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

On And Off The Roads (Timor-Leste Expedition)

While the road conditions in Timor-Leste might be something to try and forget, the friendliness of the people lingers long in the mind. Entomologist Jean Weiner recalls some of the contrasts he noticed during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Jean Weiner, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Exploring The Almost Unknown: Land Snail Fauna (Timor-Leste Expedition)

The humble land snail can be an important environmental indicator. Malacologist Dr Frank Kohler reports on the first ever land snail survey in Timor-Leste, conducted during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

The People We Met (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Working with local guides, our scientists were also helped by passers-by, especially curious kids. Entomologist Jacquie Rescei recalls some of her encounters with the people of Timor-Leste during the Museum's terrestrial expedition.

By: Jacquie Recsei, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

Our First Morning (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Boats in the bay, wrecks in the water and paperwork to process. Entomologist Jacquie Rescei recounts the very beginning of the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Jacquie Recsei, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012

A Grasshopper Leaps Out From the Pages of History

When Technical Officer Jacquie Resci asked Research Associate Jean Weiner to relocate the foreign grasshoppers inside the Museum's Entomology Collection, she didn't expect him to find an unusual specimen with a very unusual history. Jacquie explains...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Aug 2012

Social Musings: Stories from July

What's been happening on the Museum's Facebook and Twitter accounts? Online Producer Michael Hugill cuts out the stats and pastes in some of our more interesting social media stories (in a picture book format no less).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Aug 2012

Niue's Only Endemic Butterfly Discovered by Museum Researcher

A Q&A with Australian Museum research associate, Rob Lachlan, the discoverer of a very rare species that will soon be the national butterfly of Niue (and feature on a special run of postage stamps!).

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2012

Point and shoot #3 - Understanding People

Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King on the power and practice of photography. This week, it's 'understanding people'...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jan 2012

Point and shoot #2 - Telling Stories

Museum photographers Carl Bento and James King on the power and practice of photography. This week, it's 'telling stories'...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Jan 2012