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  • Overall winner 'Feathered Symmetry' by David Stowe

    10 Dec 2015

    Nature photography exhibition to show at the WA Museum – Albany

    The 2015 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year collection will open at the Western Australian Museum – Albany this weekend, with Western Australian photographers winning two of the categories.

    The competition’s overall winning image ‘Feathered Symmetry’ by David Stowe will also be on display. Captured in New South Wales, it shows a white-winged tern (Chlidonias leucopterusI) stretching its wings, ready for take-off.

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    Sharna Craig

  • 4 Dec 2015

    Stories about Indigenous Australians at war presented at the Western Australian Museum – Perth

    Touring exhibition Indigenous Australians at war from the Boer War to the present is now on display the Western Australian Museum – Perth tomorrow.

    The exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne presents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ stories from all over Australia.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said it is important to acknowledge the Aboriginal men and women who served their country during wars.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Australian submarine AE2 with crew on deck at Portsmouth, 1914. ANMM Collection gift from Mrs D Smyth.

    3 Dec 2015

    New exhibition at the WA Museum – Geraldton explores role of Royal Australian Navy in WWI

    Touring exhibition War at Sea – the Navy in WWI opens at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton this weekend.

    It tells the story of Australia’s first submarine AE1 which disappeared while patrolling the seas near present day New Guinea on 14 September 1914. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has been found to this day.

    WA Museum – Geraldton Manager Catherine Belcher said it is important to share the experiences of Australian sailors in the First World War.

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    Sharna Craig

  • Santa outside the WA Museum - Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    27 Nov 2015

    Santa to visit the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s beach

    The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder is bringing the beach and a special guest to the Goldfields next weekend.

    To coincide with the annual Saint Barbara’s Festival, children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and participate in free activities during the Museum’s Open Day on Saturday 5 December.

    WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Manager Zoe Scott said there will be art and craft activities, a hula hoop competition, face-painting, community stalls, water-based games, and lots of fun to be had on the beach.

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    Sharna Craig

  • 19 Nov 2015

    Migrant family on Welcome Walls targeted in a scam attempt

    Joint Media Statement

    Consumer Protection and Western Australian Museum    

    A migrant family whose names appear on Fremantle’s Welcome Walls has been the target of a scam attempt, with Consumer Protection and the Western Australian Museum concerned that others in WA’s migrant community may also be targeted.

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    Danny Murphy

  • 13 Nov 2015

    Portals to the sea at the WA Maritime Museum

    Portals: past present future is a thought provoking exhibition by local Western Australian artists that evokes the imagination of maritime exploration. The exhibition opens at the Western Australian Maritime Museum this Saturday, 14 November 2015.

    Portals offers a unique opportunity to experience the work of twenty three emerging and established local artists whose artworks were inspired by the Western Australian Maritime Museum Collection and the working Port of Fremantle.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Tjawina Porter from Tjukurla (WA) 2014. Photo by Claire Freer © Tjanpi Desert Weavers NPY Women’s Council

    5 Nov 2015

    Contemporary Aboriginal fibre art showcased at the Western Australian Museum – Perth

    An exhibition showcasing fibre work that has become a fundamental part of Central and Western Desert culture will be on display at the Western Australian Museum in Perth from Saturday 7 November.

    Pampa Mara Tjanpi: Tjanpi works by elderly women from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands  features an array of fibre artworks emerging from Tjanpi Desert Weavers, the dynamic social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Victoria Laurie

    30 Oct 2015

    Discover Australia’s biodiversity hotspot at a free lecture

    Explore a Western Australian treasure trove with award-winning journalist and author Victoria Laurie when she presents The Southwest: Australia’s biodiversity hotspot at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton on Thursday 29 October.

    A fragile ecology that is home to over 150,000 species, the southwest area of Australia is one of only 34 such hotspots in the world and the only one on this continent.

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    Jane Rosevear

  • Japanese textile designs by Akira Isogawa

    23 Oct 2015

    Akira Isogawa at WA Museum supporting WA designers

    Internationally renowned Australian designer Akira Isogawa and three up-and-coming WA designers he mentored in Japan will reunite at the Western Australian Museum – Perth next week, for their breathtaking textile and garment exhibition, 2015 Banshu-Ori.

    The exhibition will be on display at the WA Museum - Perth next week, from Monday 26 – Friday 30 October 2015.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Powder scoop from the Batavia

    22 Oct 2015

    WA’s first Dutch connections on display in Kalbarri

    An exhibition encompassing the stories of the first recorded European (Dutch) landings in Shark Bay, Western Australia, will be on display at the Kalbarri Shire Offices from this Friday 23 October.

    The Accidental Encounters: the Dutch connection exhibition was developed by the Western Australian Museum in preparation for next year’s 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing in Shark Bay.

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    Flora Perrella

  • 6 Oct 2015

    British Museum exhibition bound for WA

    The Western Australian Museum has achieved another international coup for Perth by securing the British Museum exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects from February 2016.

    Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said this was the third major international exhibition presented as part of the WA Museum's special relationship with the British Museum.

    "The WA Museum has done it again, securing this truly significant exhibition and showing it to Australian audiences first, before it continues on its national tour," he said.

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    Flora Perrella

  • 16 Sep 2015

    New Aboriginal art movement showcased at Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    An exhibition of unique works from an Aboriginal art movement emerging from the Western Desert will open this week at the Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes features paintings and sculptures which were produced at Warakurna, a community at the foot of the Rawlinson Ranges in Western Australia, 300 kilometres west of Uluru (Ayers Rock), and will be on display from 19 September 2015.

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    Flora Perrella

  • 16 Sep 2015

    Stories about Indigenous Australians at war presented at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

     

    Touring exhibition Indigenous Australians at war from the Boer War to the present opens at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton this week.

    The exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne presents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ stories from all over Australia, including from the Mid West region of Western Australia.

    WA Museum – Geraldton Regional Manager Catherine Belcher said it is important to acknowledge the Aboriginal men and women who served their country during wars.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Corporal James Davie Renner, 4th Divisional Signals Company, of Fremantle, Western Australia sitting on a motorbike

    7 Sep 2015

    Recent First World War discoveries at WA Museum – Albany

    Visitors to the Western Australian Museum – Albany will have the opportunity to view the Australian War Memorial’s extraordinary travelling exhibition Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt from 12 September 2015.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said it was a privilege to display the unique First World War exhibition, an exquisite collection of black and white images printed from the original glass-plate negatives, as part of the Museum’s Centenary of Service commemorative calendar.

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    Sharna Craig

  • Near complete skeleton of Ganguroo robustiter

    27 Aug 2015

    New fossil discovery confirms evolution of kangaroo

    A scientific collaboration that spanned more than two decades has resulted in the discovery and naming of one of the most complete and preserved fossil skeleton of a new species of kangaroo, dating 14 million years.

    Scientists from the Western Australian Museum, University of New South Wales and Queensland Museum recently published the paper that named the new species, Ganguroo robustiter.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said this discovery is significant to science for many reasons.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Fireball shooting through night sky caught on camera in Perenjori

    14 Aug 2015

    Science Week at the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder will host two events to celebrate National Science Week.

    On Thursday 20 August, the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder will open late for the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance’s Science Week at Your Museum.

    WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Regional Manager Zoe Scott said the doors will re-open from 5.30pm – 7pm, especially for the free event.

    “The community is welcome to visit the exhibits, and there will be a range of hands-on activities relating to mining and light for school students,” Ms Scott said.

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    Sharna Craig

  • Man standing under night sky at Nambung National Park.

    3 Aug 2015

    WA Museum – Geraldton celebrates International Year of Light with 2015 Astrofest

    Since its inception in 2009, Astrofest has become one of the largest science events in Perth, and is the only astronomy event of its kind and scale in Australia. The festival is an Astronomy WA event and is coordinated by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.

    A highlight of the festival is a stunningly beautiful astrophotography exhibition which will be on display at the WA Museum – Geraldton from 6 August until 6 September. Curated by Dr John Goldsmith, the exhibition is comprised of 38 images, and two time-lapse sequences.

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    Sharna Craig

  • Overall winner Achaius Hall’s three-dimensional model of Leane’s Trench

    24 Jul 2015

    Heritage Award recognises Centenary of Service

    The Western Australian Museum – Geraldton today announced the winners of the 26th annual Clem Burns Heritage Awards, chosen from an outstanding array of entries from local primary school children.

    The Award aims to promote an understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the region. This year’s theme is World War One history.

    WA Museum – Geraldton Regional Manager Catherine Belcher said entries were open to Mid West primary school children in Years 3-6.

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    Sharna Craig

  • 20 Jul 2015

    The Goldfields’ Loopline: past, present, future

    The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder is pleased to present Loopline… Where we have been and where we are going; a lecture by Golden Mile Loopline Railway Society general manager Mike Lucas.

    The lecture will cover the history of this well-known railway network, as well as the current Golden Mile Loopline Railway and its future.

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    Sharna Craig