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This book traces the origins and evolution of the Australian Museum from its official authorisation in 1827 to 1977 when the Museum celebrated its 150th anniversary. Ronald Strahan and a variety of contributors convey how collectors, administrators and scientific professionals helped to shape the research, collections, display and educational activities of the Museum.
In his preface, Geoffrey Blainey refers to Rare and Curious Specimens as 'one of the finest histories so far written of a scientific institution in this country'.
Size: 340mm x 240mm
Publisher: Offset Alpine Printing Pty Ltd