PRESENTED TO DEPART-
MENT OF INTERIOR
A valuable collection of fossills has been presented to the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection in Can- berra, by Mr. F. A. Cudmore, Honor- rary Palaeontologist to the National Museum, Melbourne.
Announcing the gift yesterday, the Minister for the interior (Mr. T. Paterson) said that the collection in- cluded tertiary fossils from Victoria South Australia and Tasmania, com- prising over 1800 named specimens all of which were collected by Mr. Cudmore and were originally in his own private collection, as well as a
miscellaneous collection of Palaeozoic
Mesozoic and tertiary fossils, partly determined, from England and Aus- tralia.
The collection was regarded by de- partmental experts as unique and as
a most desirable addition to the
Mr. Paterson expressed deep ap- preciation of Mr. Cudmore's public
spirited and generous action in mak- ing the presentation.