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By Author: Vanessa Finney

Lantern slide collections in the AM Archives

Illuminating the Australian Museum's first image library - 30,000 glass lantern slides.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jan 2013

Thomas Whitelegge, a workingman naturalist

The lantern slide collection reminds me of the story of Thomas Whitelegge - factory hand, biologist, Darwin correspondent and single father.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2012

Frank Hurley underwater

New scans of Frank Hurley's 1920 and 1921 photography from the Torres Strait reveal some magical underwater images.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2012

New acquisition in Archives -- Fishing Notes, c1900-1931

A beautiful but mysterious notebook has been transferred to Archives from the Fish section.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Mar 2012

Michael Sharland

We are about to start a project to digitise and transcribe the Nature Diaries of ornithologist, journalist and environmentalist Michael Sharland.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

What, no sibling rivalry?

The Scott sisters exhibition 'Beauty from Nature' closes next week, on Sunday 27th November.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2011

'A dear friend by the strange shore'

'Let me meet you once more! A dear friend by the strange shore.' Captain Nomure, 19/11/1911.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Nov 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #1

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the last decades of the 19th century...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #2

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the nineteenth century.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011

Scott sisters exhibition is now open

Spring has come to Sydney, and the Scott sisters and their delicate, detailed, extraordinary butterfly and moth paintings are on show at the Australian Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011