This week we continued to add to the Find a Fish list. Images were added for a range of species including the sub-Antarctic Marbled Rockcod and the beautifully camouflaged Little Dragonfish. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the site.
On a street post in Darlinghurst a young female Titan Stick Insect, measuring 21cm in total, was found and taken to the Australian Museum. The insect must have become separated from its gumtree, unable to fly it wandered to the nearest structure and climbed to the top. This is a tail I have heard more than a few times this Spring.
On December 7th a group of young Fijians came to visit our Fijian collections, and as a thank-you this group, The Redemption Singers, performed for everyone in the museum's Atrium where their amazing voices filled the whole museum!
An enquiry from a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London has meant new scans of some fascinating 1892 correspondence between Australian Museum conchologist Charles Hedley and Alfred Russel Wallace.
The Cultural Collections team here at the museum looks after both ethnographical and archaeological material from cultures all over the world. Our Indigenous Australian collection holds approximately 40,000 ethnographic objects and one million archaeological artefacts representing the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Pacific collections we look after comprises roughly 60.000 cultural objects.