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Our Global Neighbours: A Sword of the Country

Aboriginal culture in early colonial Sydney is documented in written and pictorial sources, but a few artefacts from this period exist.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Apr 2015

Discovering Australian bristle worms

Old and new species discovered during the first ever survey of a mysterious family of bristle worms in Australian waters

By: Dr Anna Zhadan, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2015

Archaeological science celebrates 40 years

The toolbox for archaeology now contains a diverse collection of highly sophisticated scientific techniques.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: AMRI, Date: 09 Apr 2015

A coral-reef fish with large, fast, conspicuous larvae and small, cryptic adults

In most coral reef fishes, larvae are tiny and transparent, and adults large and boldly coloured – but in one species, the opposite is true.

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: AMRI, Date: 08 Apr 2015

Douglas Grant, Aboriginal Digger

Elizabeth McKinnon searches for the true story of Douglas Grant, one of many Aboriginal men who enlisted in World War I.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: explore, Date: 08 Apr 2015

The phantom snail

Perched on a hill of a Kimberley island lives Taiwanassiminea phantasma – a newly described and rare species of land snail.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Apr 2015

Traffic jam INSIDE the Museum

Materials Conservation are at the epicentre of all collection movement across the Museum, and April is going to be a superhighway!

By: Kate Jones, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Apr 2015

Win an Alaskan Adventure

Visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year for your chance to win

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Apr 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Erotic Life and Art

Triumph over the taboo – images exposing what’s hidden but desired in the Australian Museum collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2015

Saving inbred plant and animal populations from extinction

Genetic rescue of small inbred populations by outcrossing

By: Emeritus Professor Richard Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 31 Mar 2015