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By Author: Vanessa Finney

Notes from Nature – Digitising the Edgar Waite Dairies #0

Edgar Waite began his life-long diary habit at the tender age of eight.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jun 2013

Message in a bottle

Hidden inside a copper jug, a message from the past.
 

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2013

Lantern slide collections in the AM Archives

Illuminating the Australian Museum's first image library - 30,000 glass lantern slides.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Jan 2013

Thomas Whitelegge, a workingman naturalist

The lantern slide collection reminds me of the story of Thomas Whitelegge - factory hand, biologist, Darwin correspondent and single father.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Dec 2012

Frank Hurley underwater

New scans of Frank Hurley's 1920 and 1921 photography from the Torres Strait reveal some magical underwater images.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Nov 2012

New acquisition in Archives -- Fishing Notes, c1900-1931

A beautiful but mysterious notebook has been transferred to Archives from the Fish section.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Mar 2012

Michael Sharland

We are about to start a project to digitise and transcribe the Nature Diaries of ornithologist, journalist and environmentalist Michael Sharland.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 20 Dec 2011

What, no sibling rivalry?

The Scott sisters exhibition 'Beauty from Nature' closes next week, on Sunday 27th November.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Nov 2011

'A dear friend by the strange shore'

'Let me meet you once more! A dear friend by the strange shore.' Captain Nomure, 19/11/1911.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 17 Nov 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #1

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the last decades of the 19th century...

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2011