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Ask a curator: What's Yiwarra Kuju?

A Q&A with John Carty, anthropologist and co-curator of our new exhibition, Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 28 Nov 2011

The Project Space – Collections to You

Do you know, less than 1% of Museum’s collections are on display? 

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 28 Nov 2011

Calling on Tongan Traditions: A special visit

Lady Tunakaimanu Feilakepa is renowned and greatly respected for her traditional cultural knowledge in Tonga and across the Pacific. For one week in November 2011 Mrs. Fielakepa visited the museum to share her memories, knowledge and passion for Tongan traditions. 

By: Laura Williams, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2011

Interview with a teenage Photographer of the Year

The Natural History Museum London and BBC Wildlife Magazine have announced Wagga Wagga's Jack Salzke as the winner of this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, 15-17 years category.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Nov 2011

DigiVol: What... you work with dead insects!

Read here about two volunteers who work on the Digitisation Project

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Science, Date: 24 Nov 2011

Toad Busting: The battle against cane toad invasion

The battle continues with the cane toads that will soon be reaching the Bungle Bungle range in the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park in Western Australia.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Nov 2011

The Australian Museum Student Forum 2011


Showcasing the research done by students associated with the Museum...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2011

What, no sibling rivalry?

The Scott sisters exhibition 'Beauty from Nature' closes next week, on Sunday 27th November.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2011

This week in Fish: Murray Cod Movie

This week we show movies taken at depths of 4 m and 2400 m.  The first movie shows what may be the first footage ever taken of a Murray Cod guarding its eggs in a dam.  The second movie shows a Threadfin Seasnail swimming down a deep rocky slope.  As always there are also some great images.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Nov 2011

Solar Power...but not as you know it

Solar power delivered from space! Science fact or science fiction? 

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 Nov 2011