Latest blog entries

19 New Long-legged Flies from the Pilbara Region in Western Australia

For such an arid region, the Pilbara supports a great diversity of long-legged flies.

By: Dr Dan Bickel, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2014

Mr EJ Bryce came home with a sun god in his suitcase

75 years ago the Museum received an intriguing donation, a replica of the Aztec Calendar Stone.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Jan 2014

There’s no place like home for a potoroo

Genetic data reveal the secret world of one of Australia’s more elusive marsupial species.

By: Dr Greta Frankham, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jan 2014

World’s oldest fossil of the magpie family discovered in Queensland

A new genus and species of a songbird related to magpies and currawongs sheds light on the evolution of these birds in Australia.

By: Jacqueline Nguyen, Dr Walter Boles, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jan 2014

The ecology of Australian ‘Jewel Beetles’

Although famed for their beauty, we know surprisingly little about these beetle gems.

By: Dr Geoff Williams, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jan 2014

Balinese Expressions: Depicting the Invasion of Klungkung

A fall of the last Balinese Kingdom: in painting and words.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Jan 2014

Solving mysteries in the spider world

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? Well, there are plenty to solve in the spider world!

By: Dr Helen Smith, Category: Science, Date: 07 Jan 2014

Streamwatch 2013

It has been a huge year for the Streamwatch Team supporting volunteers and running events across Sydney.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Jan 2014

Boat People: Captain Cook in Context

The British exploration of the Australia-Pacific region in historical perspective.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jan 2014

New land snail species discovered in northern Australia

Ten new species and one genus of land snail have been discovered in coastal areas and on the islands of the Western Australian Kimberley.

By: Dr Frank Köhler, Dr Francesco Criscione, Category: Science, Date: 03 Jan 2014