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Wallabies... of the rucking, mauling kind

A couple of walking, talking Wallabies (aka Australian Rugby Union players) visited the Museum...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Jul 2011

Brothers in the realm of science

The Museum’s Shirase sword is a symbol of friendship...

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Jul 2011

Save our owls

The Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), one of Australia's iconic birds, is currently listed as vulnerable in NSW with only 20-30 mating pairs in the Sydney region.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jul 2011

Welcome to Museum 2 You

Museum 2 You is a community environmental education program that provides display material to enable mini exhibition to be delivered across NSW. Museum 2 You integrates information on sustainability, climate change and biodiversity into one education display and resource module.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Jul 2011

Linkasaurus #9

Socialising, customising and cat-ifying museums... a round-up of recent web and tech news.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Jul 2011

Ethabuka Camel Trek

Identifying remote survey material via the web – combining traditional invertebrate collecting methods with modern biodiversity informatics tools. 

By: Paul Flemons, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jul 2011

Australasian Invertebrate Conference 2011

Last month I was given the opportunity to attend the inaugural Australasian Invertebrate Conference held in Melbourne. The conference brought together Australian researchers, butterfly breeders and other invertebrate keepers for the first time to learn and discuss a wide range of topics about invertebrate biology, husbandry and display.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 03 Jul 2011

This week in Fish: Deepsea fish with four eyes?

This week we feature the incredible Glasshead Barreleye along with underwater images of the famous Smalltooth Cookiecutter Shark.  We show divers descending through clear water at the Kermadec Islands and watch a Pacific Leaping Blenny go through its paces.  Thank you very much to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Jul 2011

Theatrette or Photo Studio?

No more men and women in white coats as Peppermint Magazine takes over the Theatrette.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Jul 2011

What you said about Birds of Paradise

This is what some of you had to say about the Rituals of Seduction: Birds of Paradise exhibition, from a selection of the results of 250 exit surveys.

By: Chris Lang, Category: At The Museum, Date: 01 Jul 2011