Latest blog entries

Triple Beizam Hammerhead Shark Headdress: An interview with Ken Thaiday

Torres Strait artist Ken Thaiday talks about what his work and his totem, the hammerhead shark means to him.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2015

Conservation of Australian Snails

Conservation programs tend to overlook some of the most important and most diverse groups of animals – the invertebrates.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Science, Date: 17 Mar 2015

A new, fire-eyed, frog discovered in the forests of Vietnam

A small frog with bright orange eyes has just been discovered from the forested mountains of Vietnam

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Mar 2015

Say hello to the Eastern Tadpole Coffinfish

A pudgy little coffinfish that lives over a kilometre below the surface has just been named.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: AMRI, Date: 11 Mar 2015

Not what you think

Mention ‘French Polynesia’ and palm trees and cocktails come to mind; but, think again.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 09 Mar 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Stranded in Melanesia in WW I

How the virtual prisoner of the Great War found new directions in anthropology.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Mar 2015

On the lookout for octopuses

Five species found on Southern French Polynesia expedition!

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 02 Mar 2015

Do we influence how young fish find home?

Human impacts on the ocean may go even further than you know, disrupting the ability of fish larvae to find their way to a safe habitat…

By: Jack O'Connor, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Mar 2015

Utilising external educational resources- Lifelong Learning

Our annual Science Festival aims to excite the next generation about science and expose the students to what the museum has to offer.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Feb 2015

NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework

A new policy framework for the arts and cultural sector in NSW highlights some of the Museum’s key achievements and future plans.

By: Media Department, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2015