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1980s: Repatriation - a significant step towards the future
In 1981 Anthropologists celebrated the ‘return to Vanuatu of an important ceremonial slit drum … one of only five surviving in the world’.
1970s: Reaching Out
What's got four wheels, is stuffed with life and provides an important service to the community?
1950s: ….colour, good design and simplicity
Enabling scientific information to be presented in an interesting way
1940s: The Australian Museum - Breaking Out
"Museum's are not morgues and should expand along modern lines." So commented J.R Kinghorn in the Women's Weekly
Who is that stylish woman?
The second woman to be employed on the scientific staff of the Australian Museum.
1920s: Be Careful What You Wish For – Charles Anderson Director
Who would have thought that superannuation could cause so much angst?
1910s: Allan McCulloch - A New Breed of Scientist for the 20th Century
On his recruitment application for war service in 1918 the only address that 32 year-old Allan McCulloch cited was the 'Australian Museum'.
1890s: Charles Hedley - upstart colonial?
It could have all gone horribly wrong....
1880s: Where it all began - AM's long history with Lord Howe Island
In 2017, Museum scientists revisted the site where its first scientific field survey was conducted 130 years ago - Lord Howe Island.
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.
Bilas: Body Adornment from Papua New Guinea
Opening 9 June 2023, featuring photographs by Wylda Bayrón.