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By Author: Ms Prue Walker

Who is that stylish woman?

The second woman to be employed on the scientific staff of the Australian Museum.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Jul 2017

1890s: Charles Hedley - upstart colonial?

 It could have all gone horribly wrong....

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Jun 2017

1870s: Australian born and bred

Edward Pierson Ramsay was only in his thirties when he became the first Australian-born curator of the AM on 22 September, 1874.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 May 2017

Upstart colonial?

It could have all gone horribly wrong...

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Apr 2017

The Black Death

The Bubonic Plague terrified Sydney in the early 20th century.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2016

Who framed the memo?

A little bit of the early history of the Archives and Records area

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Sep 2016

Expedition to Swain Reefs

According to Gilbert Whitley '...surely the spirits of the Barrier Reef naturalists may haunt the heavenly air of Heron Island'

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Nov 2015

1939 Simpson Desert Expedition

The first expedition to the Simpson Desert by a member of the Museum staff.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Aug 2015

Who was Rex Bretnall?

The mysterious young man in the photo.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Apr 2015

Early specimen exchange with Japan

Renewing an old relationship.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jan 2015