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By Author: Rose Docker

Incredible Photographs From the Archives: Negative No.106

A blog series investigating stories and images from the earliest collection of photographs in the Museum's history.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jul 2015

Museum Photography and the19th Century Instagram

The Museum's eye-catching series of Gerard Krefft and Manta alfredi images are about to make their debut at the Art Gallery of NSW.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2015

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

Dear Mr Darwin - Evolution

One of the Australian Museum’s earliest Curators was not only an industrious man of science but one ahead of his time.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 28 May 2014

Films For Mr Everyman

Space and resources have often been in short supply at the Australian Museum – but passion and dedication from its staff never have.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Dear Mr Darwin - The Long Gallery

The Museum’s Long Gallery is about to be transformed to reflect some of its 19th century glory and the science of the time.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Science, Date: 08 May 2014

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