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By Author: Rose Docker

Giant Tortoise Sectioned

The Australian Museum Trust minutes are a continuing source of wonder.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Feb 2014

Happy Birthday 'Dr' Leichhardt

October 23 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Australia’s most mysterious historical figure – the legendary Ludwig Leichhardt.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Oct 2013

Let's Call It Museum Station

Archives' long-running volunteer project indexing our early Trust Minutes continues to throw up intriguing snippets of Museum history.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2012

Desirable Specimens

Recent work on the papers of William Henry Hargaves conducted by the Museum’s Rapid Digitisation Project volunteers – has highlighted the intriguing life and times of William Henry Hargraves.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Aug 2012

Our First Volunteer

Celebrating our nations' volunteers this week - we should draw attention to the Australian Museum's first official volunteer - 20 year-old Hereward Leighton Kesteven.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 May 2012

A Pride of Lions

A group of African lions first installed in the Museums entrance area in 1910 have recently made a spectacular comeback. Three of the original four have now been placed in the revamped atrium area – and look as arresting as they did back then.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Dec 2011

Taxidermist Extraordinaire - Our First Female Employee

In 1864 the Australian Museum employed its first professional female staff member - Jane Tost, taxidermist and business woman extraordinaire.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Sep 2011