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By Author: Vanessa Finney

Moving the crocodile

With the glass removed from the front of the crocodile case, yesterday preparators and conservators moved the giant crocodile out of the case.

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

Crocodile case is on the move

Is the crocodile case too big and fragile to move?

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Aug 2011

'Splendidly stuffed'

The Australian Museum purchased three crocodiles in 1879. The first came to the Museum in July from showman William Cash.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jun 2011

A trip to Ash Island

Recently I took a field trip to Ash Island in the Hunter estuary where the Scott sisters lived, painted and collected for more than 20 years from 1846.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

More crocodile case restoration

It's been a few weeks since I last posted on this, but the crocodile case restoration continues.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Jun 2011

Snake models from the crocodile case

These beautiful and fragile plaster casts were made by Museum preparatory staff in 1894.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

The crocodiles -- an open and shut case

Happenings this week on the crocodile case project ...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 May 2011

Yet more on the crocodile case restoration

Unfortunately, not all is going to plan on the refurbishment of the crocodile case this week.
 

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 May 2011

Stripping the crocodile case

Furniture conservator Ray Gurney's first challenge is to strip the crocodile case back to its base wood layer.

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

Asparagus fern on Lord Howe Island

The earliest known photo showing the noxious weed Asparagus fern growing on Lord Howe Island in 1923.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Apr 2011