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By Author: Vanessa Finney

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

Three weeks to opening night

A chance to reflect on the process, now that it is only three weeks until the Scott sisters exhibition opens on 3rd September.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2011

Inside out

The case has been flipped over, revealing that it was originally on castors.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Aug 2011