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By Author: Patricia Egan

It ain't Hollywood!

Filming the demonstration of how a Two-Circle (Theodolite) Reflecting Goniometer works.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2014

How to find a blushing jewel, or appointing the Director in 1921

Director Charles Anderson (1921-1940) reflects on the selection processes for Director in 1921.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 06 Mar 2014

How much did a scorpion cost in 1945?

How did Mel Ward collect the numerous objects he displayed in his private “Gallery of Natural History and Native Art”?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Feb 2014

Valuing mud

In 1929 the Australian Museum was asked to value Deep Sea Mud samples.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 12 Feb 2014

Breaking glass ceilings at the Australian Museum

Appointed in 1972, Dame Leonie Kramer AC, DBE, was the first female trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jan 2014

Fascinating stories hidden amongst the Australian Museum’s most important records

The Australian Museum Trust Minutes reveals fascinating stories of the life of the museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 17 Jan 2014

A Fishy Meal

Was fish ever on the Australian Museum Curator's breakfast menu?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 11 Dec 2013

A Remarkable Contributor

Dr George Henry Abbott contributed a remarkable 25 years as a Trustee of the Australian Museum.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2013

A Fishy Tale from 1926

In 1925, Museum staff were contracted to prepare fish exhibits for the Fijian Government. Unfortunately, all did not go to plan.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Feb 2013

A vision realised

Charles Ledgers' 19th century vision for an expansive alpaca wool industry was a long time coming.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Oct 2012