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Dion in the Solomons: Celebrity status and a moment of reflection at Turtle beach

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 2...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jun 2012

Dion in the Solomons: Diesel, dust, skipjack and betel nuts

Over 3500 performers and arts practitioners from across the Pacific are converging in Honiara, Solomon Islands, for the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts. Our Collections Coordinator Dion Peita reports from Day 1...

By: Dion Peita, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jun 2012

Tentative Chronology of Indigenous Canoes of Eastern Australia

In early June this year Stan Florek presented a paper at the conference ‘Nawi – exploring Australia’s indigenous watercraft,’ held at the Australian National Maritime Museum (31 May – 1 June 2012). This is a summary of this presentation.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 Jun 2012

Crocodile Capers

The young Freshwater Crocodiles, Crocodylus johnstoni, that live in Surviving Australia are growing up.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Jun 2012

Sharks feeding on a whale carcase

This amazing footage was taken near Warroora Station, Western Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: YouTube movie links

The site now allows embedding of movies from Youtube!  This week we have added two movies from Ian Banks and another that shows a rare Sharptail Sunfish. We were really pleased to be able to add images of Painted Sweetlip that showed the changes that occur as the fish matures. A fantastic image of a Threadfin Dragonfish by AM photographer Stuart Humphreys was the icing on the cake. Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jun 2012

The Fashion Less Waste 2012 finalists selected

I recently spent a day with some of our Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans judges – Louise Olsen from Dinosaur Designs, Kelley Sheenan from Peppermint Magazine and Kelly Elkin from ALAS. It was time to choose the finalists of this fashion design competition.

By: Jane Johnston, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Jun 2012

In deep with the Director

Heard about our latest exhibition?

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Jun 2012

Alexander the Great education kits available now

Education resources for teachers and students can be downloaded now.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 Jun 2012

Our Global Neighbours # 2

Who are the Peranakans?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jun 2012