Latest blog entries

Meet our intern

Museum Studies intern Willy Kwong is working on the Archives' Harry Burrell photograph collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Nov 2010

The truth about electricity prices

As we constantly hear in the media about how electricity prices have risen and how high they may go people are also worried how high they will go if a carbon tax is introduced. There is a campaign running that says clean energy is too expensive and it fails to say that doing nothing is also a high price to pay.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010

Where have all the Turtles Gone?

Sea Turtle numbers are diminishing but stealing their eggs is a sure way of speeding up the extinction of turtle species.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010

National Recycling Week, 8th to the 14th November and a new book

It is that time of year again when we need to look at our waste. We need to rethink how we look at waste and look for positive solutions. If you need some ideas and you are a small business “Sustainable Growth” is a great new book written by Jon Dee.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 09 Nov 2010

Researching 19th-century collection and trade in Thylacines

Kathryn Medlock researching the 19th century records at the Australian Museum Archives

By: Patricia Egan, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Flatworm mimic and shark teeth

This week we show an amazing example of mimicry.  We feature a range of shark teeth, look at a Tubemouth and show images of larval sole.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Nov 2010

GBROOS comes to Lizard Island

Lizard Island is now a node for the Great Barrier Reef Ocean Observing System (GBROOS). Solar and wind-powered sensors in the lagoon relay water and weather data continuously.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 04 Nov 2010

Winifred West drawings

Beautiful shell drawings by Winifred West now on the Archives website.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: Scalloped Hammerhead

This week we feature underwater footage of a Scalloped Hammerhead, images of a range of fishes from shallow waters and the deep, and two 'people shots'.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2010

Collecting in the Blue Mountains

Live Exhibit staff ventured along the high ridges of the Blue Mountains National Park in order to collect some interesting live specimens for visitors to have the chance to photograph in My Photo Studio, part of the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Oct 2010