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From the Director
Kim McKay makes an entrance

In this issue
Your guide to this edition’s stories

Reptiles and amphibians of Australia
reviewed by Chris Hosking

Members message
Serena Todd’s guide to upcoming events


Opening our doors
Archivist Rose Docker discovers the Museum’s first exhibition in 1854

25 years of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
See some past winners of Australia's leading science prizes

Building capacity
Jodi Rowley trains young scientists in Southeast Asia

Douglas Grant: Aboriginal Digger
Elizabeth McKinnon uncovers an accomplished yet tragic life

Life among the Aztecs
Fran Dorey spends a day as an Aztec commoner

Meeting Hal Cogger
A living legend of Australian natural history speaks to Maxine Kauter

Bilum in the Maketi Ples
Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman reports on new ways for traditional weaving techniques

What on earth is a goniometer?
Patricia Egan with state-of-the-art geological apparatus . . . from 1902

Remembering Harry Wickham
He brought two surprising gifts from the Solomons, says Scott Mitchell

Science on the eve of war
[online only]Historian Geoffrey Fishburn relates the 1914 visit of leading scientists to Australia.


What’s new in culture

Australian Museum Foundation
The Drier collection of shells comes home

Xplorer young scientist liftout
Crystal world

Where else could you read about rainbow-coloured cockroach poo?

In your backyard
Martyn Robinson investigates blue frogs and stuffed caterpillars

Scanning electron micrographs of crystals

Members events
Travel, talks and walks


Brendan Atkins , Publications Coordinator
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