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By Author: Patricia Egan

Imogen walks in her forefather’s footsteps.

Walking through the rooms lived in by her ancestor William Sheridan Wall, delighted 12 year old Imogen Fennessy.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Oct 2016

How the Australian Museum and Tokyo Museum worked together to build their natural history collections.

In the 19th century natural history museums from around the world worked together to provide eye catching displays.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 26 Sep 2016

Turning on the lights at the Australian Museum

With a flick of a switch visitors can easily see what is on display but what was it like before the lights were turned on?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Aug 2016

Snake Bite Kit

One of the risks faced by scientists looking for reptiles is being bitten by a venonmous snake.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Science, Date: 25 Aug 2016

Recycling Sandstone at the Australian Museum

Dismantled sandstone columns from the Australian Museum were reused in the newly opened Centennial Park, 1890. 

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 31 May 2016

A Diploma for ‘Stuffed Fish’, 1883

Why is the recently discovered 1883 International Fisheries Exhibition diploma, designed by Linley Sambourne, unique?

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Feb 2016

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

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