Latest blog entries

The Chusan Ball

In a time before the Internet and text messages, the arrival of the first British mail steam ship was cause for celebration in the Colony.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jun 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Gold, whistling pots and sugar.

Unearthing secrets of Chimu culture at Cayalti Estate in Peru.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 02 Jun 2014

“Where’s he going?” Radio-tracking frogs in the Macquarie Marshes

Finding out how frogs move around might be key to conserving unique dryland frog communities.

By: Dr Joanne Ocock, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

One Eastern Quoll is not like another

The best time to gather information about a species is before they decline.

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

Flat fish flummoxes the fishos

A larval flounder with a long projection on its snout made waves in the fish section.

By: Mark McGrouther, Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

National Volunteers Week: a very satisfying week’s work!

A chance to say thank you to all the Museum's wonderful volunteers.

By: Isobel Kindley, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 May 2014

How we made our NSW Field Guide app

We're very excited that the Museum’s 5th mobile application has been released.

By: Louise Carter, Category: Science, Date: 30 May 2014

A new home for Homo florensiensis

A very famous (replica) skeleton of an extinct species of early humans is now on display. Here's the story of its construction.

By: David Teer, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 May 2014

Not Happy, Mr Etheridge

Why was Charles Hedley ordered to stop work on his paper?

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 May 2014

The Koala and its Retroviruses

A special issue of the Technical Reports of the Australian Museum reveals the current state of knowledge on the Koala retrovirus.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2014