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Let's Call It Museum Station

Archives' long-running volunteer project indexing our early Trust Minutes continues to throw up intriguing snippets of Museum history.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2012

The Macquarie Street Lion

The King of the Jungle has made his way from an office in the heart of Sydney's CBD to a new 'den' in the Museum.

By: Dr Sandy Ingleby, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2012

The strangest tadpole?

Bearing curved black 'fangs', the tadpole of the Vampire Flying Frog Rhacophorus vampyrus from Vietnam is one of the strangest.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 10 Dec 2012

Balinese Expressions # 3: Leo Haks Visit

Generous donor of Balinese Modernist Art visits Australian Museum.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 07 Dec 2012

This week in Fish: Farewell fish fans

Thank you to the wonderful, generous people who have contributed to the fish site during the year.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 Dec 2012

Balinese Expressions #2: “Balinese Art” Book Launch

Understand Balinese art – it’s easy with this new book.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 06 Dec 2012

Thomas Whitelegge, a workingman naturalist

The lantern slide collection reminds me of the story of Thomas Whitelegge - factory hand, biologist, Darwin correspondent and single father.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2012

Interview with an Endangered Species (Timor-Leste Expedition)

What is taxonomy, why is it so important and what does the future hold for it?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Dec 2012

The Centenary of the 'Adelie Land' Meteorite

We are celebrating a very special Centenary: the finding of the first meteorite from Antarctica, on 5th December 1912.

By: Ross Pogson, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2012

This week in Fish: Superstar Sunfish

Another week of fishy fun.  Thank you everyone for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2012