Australian Museum. (1827-)

Also known as
Australian Museum.
Australian Museum Sydney, N.S.W..
Australian Museum Sydney NSW. (1827-)
Communities NSW. Australian Museum.
Function
Collection Management
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35010932
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-458429

Biographies

The Australian Museum, established in 1827, was Australia's first museum. It holds unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts. Extensive programs in research, education and exhibitions reflect the museum's focus on biodiversity and environmental issues, Australian fauna, evolution, the geological past, the cultural heritage of Aboriginal Australians and the peoples of the near Pacific and Indonesia, and the cultural diversity of the Australian population.

Biological collections (Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fishes, Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Marine Invertebrates) = 6,029,000 items, Fossils = 102,000, Minerals and Rocks = 68,000, Ethnographic collections = 110,000, Archaeological collections = 1 million items

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Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is Australia's oldest museum. The museum focuses on natural history and anthropology, including areas such as invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, mineralogy and palaeontology. The museum occupied a number of temporary locations before moving to its present site in 1849. From their Web site, May 2002: "The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts."

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The Australian Museum is a statutory body established under the Australian Museum Trust Act 1975. Between 2006 and July 2009 it was funded by the NSW Dept. of the Arts, Sport and Recreation. In July 2009, following major government restructure it was allocated to the newly created Communities NSW.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Australian Museum
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Samuel Stutchbury and the Australian Museum
    Branagan, David F.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum. Supplement, 15, 99-110
  3. The Australian Museum. Fragments of its Early History
    Etheridge, R.
    Published: 1916
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum, xi, xii, 67-79; 339-399
  4. Brief History of the Australian Museum
    Rainbow, W. A.
    Published: 1922
    Series: The Australian Museum Magazine, 1, 167-170
  5. Australian Museum and its Activities
    Published: 1962
    Series: Australian Natural History, 14, 116-129
  6. Rare and curious specimens: an illustrated history of the Australian Museum, 1827-1979
    Strahan, Ronald
    Published: Australian Museum, Sydney, 1979
  7. The Dog that Did Not Bark: Alexander Macleay and the Australian Museum
    Strahan, Ronald
    Published: 1989
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 75, 3, 224-229
  8. This Plan of a Museum: Alexander Macleay's Proposal for the Australian Museum
    Leeuwen, Michael Van
    Published: 1992
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 78, 3-4, 39-51
  9. A Guide to the Australian Museum Archives
    Buddin, Marguerite; Organ, Michael; Trott, Louise
    Published: Australian Museum, Sydney, 1988
  10. John Lhotsky and the Australian Museum
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1965
    Series: Australian Natural History, 15, 3, 92-96
  11. Simon Rood Pittard (1821-1861), Curator of the Australian Museum
    Van Leeuwen, Michael
    Published: 1998
    Series: Archives of Natural History, 25, 1, 9-24
  12. Ethnographic and Archaeological Collections by FD McCarthy in the Australian Museum
    Attenbrow, Val
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008
    Series: The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, 472-507
  13. William Sheridan Wall and the Australian Museum
    Whitley, G. P.
    Published: 1965
    Series: Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 42-44
  14. Scientific Research at the Australian Museum
    McMichael, D. F.
    Published: 1963
    Series: Australian Natural History, 14, 165-168
  15. From Lost Property to Explorer's Relics: the Rediscovery of the Personal Library of Ludwig Leichhardt
    Stephens, Matthew
    Published: 2007
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 18, 2, 191-227
  16. The A. D. Combe mineral collection
    Chalmers, R. O.
    Published: 1974
    Series: Australian Museum Magazine, 9, 5, 147-8
  17. The 1836 Lewis Collection and the Torres Strait Turtle-Shell Mask of Kulka: From Loss to Re-engagement
    Lahn, Julie
    Published: 2013
    Series: Journal of Pacific History, 48, 386-408
  18. Andrew Goldie: His Ethnological Collecting and Collections
    Davies, Susan M.
    Published: 2012
    Series: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: Culture, 6, 129-61
  19. The history of the Department of Mineralogy, Australian Museum, part 1, 1827-1901
    Chalmers, R. O.
    Published: 1979
    Series: Journal of the Mineralogical Society of New South Wales, 1, 13-21
  20. Minerals in the Australian Museum - 1901 to 1945
    Chalmers, Oliver
    Published: 1992
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum, supplement, 15, 111-28
  21. It is a Treat at Any Time to Study Nature: an Introduction to the Collections of Herbert Basedow
    Kaus, David
    Published: 2009
    Series: Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 138, 7-18
  22. The Man Who Collected Everything: WE Roth
    Kahn, Kate
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008
    Series: The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, 163-86
  23. 180 Years of Stuff[ed] Birds: Ornithology at the Australian Museum, Sydney
    Boles, W. E.
    Published: Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012
    Series: Contributions to Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology, volume 2, 141-266
  24. Foundations of Australian Science, Sydney's Natural History Legacy, and the Place of the Australian Museum
    Hutchings, Pat A
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, N.S.W., 2010
    Series: The Natural History of Sydney, 74-89
  25. The mineralogical collection of the Australian Museum
    Pogson, Ross, Sutherland, F. Lin and Webb, Gayle
    Published: 2000
    Series: Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 6, 2, 51-8
  26. The late George Smith
    Hodge-Smith, T.
    Published: 1945
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum, 21, 6, 283-5
  27. Charles Anderson
    Anon
    Published: 1945
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum, 21, 6, 279-82
  28. Arthur Bache Walkom 1889-1976 (Memorial Series No.25)
    Vallance, T. G.
    Published: 1978
    Series: Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 102, 3, 148-55
  29. Thomas Hodge-Smith
    Chalmers, R. O.
    Published: 1946
    Series: Records of the Australian Museum, 21, 7, 377-9

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  1. Rare and curious specimens : an illustrated history of the Australian Museum, 1827-1979 / by Ronald Strahan with D.F. Branagan ... [et al.]
    Strahan, Ronald, 1922-
    [ Book, Government publication : 1979 ]
    At 49 libraries
    Rare and curious specimens : an illustrated history of the Australian Museum, 1827-1979 / by Ronald Strahan with D.F. Branagan ... [et al.]
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  2. Renewing the dreaming : the Aboriginal homelands movement : the Australian Museum, Sydney, Anniversary Exhibition 1827-1977 / [catalogue edited by Jennifer Isaacs]
    Isaacs, Jennifer, 1946-
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. The Australian Museum, Sydney
    Australian Museum
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  4. The Australian Museum : educational facilities
    Australian Museum
    [ Book : 1968 ]
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  5. [Australian Museum promotion material]
    Australian Museum
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  6. Australian Museum guide
    Australian Museum
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  7. The Australian Museum
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  8. Current events at the Australian Museum
    Australian Museum
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  9. Australian Museum self-guided visits
    Australian Museum
    [ Book : 1986 ]
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  10. Australian Museum Memoirs
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    Naturalist; Writer; Botanical Artist; Illustrator; Artist; ; Draughtsman; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Painter; Botanist; 6910; Taxidermist; 2599; 9002
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  1. AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 22 June 1836 [Issue No.227] p 472

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    ... AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM. NOTICE is hereby given, that the Australian Museum having been removed to the ... BENNETT, Secretary. Australian Museum, } June 8th, 1836. } ... 58 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 19 November 1852 [Issue No.112] p 1693

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, 18th November, 1852. AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM. HIS Excellency the ... Australian Museum. By His Excellency's Command, E. DEAS THOMSON. ... 57 words
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 9 March 1858 [Issue No.35] p 435

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    ... AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM. NOTICE is hereby given, that the following Gentlemen have vacated the office of ... Trustee were, according to the 8th Bye-law of the Australian Museum, duly chosen by ballot to fill the ... 105 words
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