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By Author: Dr Stan Florek

Our Global Neighbours: The Kwa-guilth pole

The journey of a Western Red Cedar pole of the Kwa-guilth people from British Colombia to the new Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Remembering Truganini

Fortieth anniversary of returning to her land (and water)

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jul 2016

Our Global Neighbours: In Praise of Pottery

Are pieces of broken clay pots good for anything?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Jun 2016

Our Global Neighbours: King Solomon and Spanish dreams in Melanesia

Layers of history in Solomon Islands: people, culture and collections.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Arousing Elema Spirits

Pieces of remarkable ceremonial tradition in the south coast of Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2016

Our Global Neighbours: New dating H. floresiensis

Pleistocene people of Flores: Hobbit’s part of the story.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Apr 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Buckjumping that Never Happened

The comedy of errors in the “Red Indian Show” in Australia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Galmarra’s Breast Plate

Silver Plate Purportedly Given to Aboriginal Hero.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Mar 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Kuningan Day in Sydney, February 2016

The Australian Museum helps the Balinese community of NSW celebrate its sacred day

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 03 Mar 2016

Our Global Neighbours: Pearl-shelling in Australia

From body decoration and charms to bitterly hard labour.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 29 Feb 2016