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The First 100: Incredible photographs from the Archives - Negative No.15

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

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Jul 2015

Kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos, oh my!

All you ever wanted to know about these species and more, is now available in one new book!

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jul 2015

A wooden shield from Kamay-Botany Bay gives insights into pre-European Aboriginal exchange systems

Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks thought they had collected a shield made in Botany Bay...

By: Dr Val Attenbrow, Caroline Cartwright, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 Jun 2015

DigiVol: Volunteers making a difference

DigiVol recognises the hard work and professionalism shown by a masterful group of volunteers

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Jun 2015

International Polychaete Day on 1st July 2015

What are polychaetes and why International Polychaete Day?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Jun 2015

The First 100: Incredible photographs from the Archives

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

By: Elizabeth MacKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Jun 2015

Conservation and the invisible hitchhikers

How does the largely unexplored world of biodiversity living within us all affect wildlife management?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 18 Jun 2015

The elephant’s story: Jumbo

For once, let's talk about the elephant in the room.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: explore, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Moving Jumbo

How do you move a 3.5-metre-high elephant skeleton that weighs more than 270 kilograms and yet is extremely delicate?

By: Erinna Ford, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Message in a bottle

Scientists worldwide can access the Museum’s collections through specimen loans.

By: Erinna Ford, Category: Science, Date: 12 Jun 2015