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  • Chuditch (Western Native Cat)

    18 Jan 2016

    Chuditch

    DPAW’s Threatened Fauna: An Overview – Chuditch / Western Quoll

    Dasyurus geoffroii

    Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) keeps an extensive list of threatened fauna in line with the Wildlife Conservation Act. On this list, 44 mammals are listed as “fauna that is rare or likely to become extinct.” This includes the Chuditch (Noongar name), otherwise known as the Western Quoll, or Western Native Cat.

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  • 11 Jan 2016

    The Bird Gallery

    The Western Australian Museum are getting ready to build a New Museum for Western Australia, and an initial step in this process is to decant the thousands of specimens and objects from the WA Museum – Perth into safe storage at the Collections and Research Centre (CRC) in Welshpool. This article explores the history of the Bird Gallery, with insights from Western Australian Museum Ornithology Curator, Ron Johnstone.

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  • Butterfly Gallery

    5 Jan 2016

    Butterfly Gallery Interview

    Butterfly Gallery Interview with Trish McDonald

    22/12/2015 - Lisa Barnes on 6PR's Afternoons program interviews Trish McDonald New Museum Project Director on the decant of the butterfly gallery.

    © 6PR Perth.

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  • Australian Butterflies - Swallowtails and Birdwings

    4 Jan 2016

    The Butterfly Gallery

    The Western Australian Museum is getting ready to build a New Museum for Western Australia, and an initial step in this process is to decant the thousands of specimens and objects from the WA Museum – Perth into safe storage at the Collections and Research Centre (CRC) in Welshpool. This article explores what the decant of the Butterfly Gallery will involve, with input from Western Australian Museum Curator of Entomology, Nikolai Tatarnic, and collection manager Brian Hanich. 

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  • 30 Dec 2015

    Stephen Anstey on Decanting Hackett Hall

    In this short video, Western Australian Museum History Curator Stephen Anstey describes the process behind decanting the objects in the Land and People Gallery, which are being removed as part of the New Museum Project. 

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  • WA Museum

    29 Dec 2015

    Ernest Maurice

    A short video of Western Australian Museum History Curator Joanne Hyland describing the story of Ernest Maurice. These objects have been displayed in the Land and People Gallery, Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum - Perth, and will be decanted as part of the New Museum Project.

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  • 24 Dec 2015

    Vale Dr William Henry "Harry" Butler AO CBE

    (25 March 1930 – 11 December 2015)

    Dr Harry Butler, respected Australian naturalist, TV presenter, environmental consultant and WA Museum employee, passed away on Friday 11 December, 2015.

    Vale Dr William Henry "Harry" Butler AO CBE Image copyright WA Museum

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  • 10 Dec 2015

    Traegar Pedal Wireless Radio

    A short video of Western Australian Museum History Curator Joanne Hyland describing the story surrounding the Traegar Pedal Wireless Radio. This object has been displayed in the Land and People Gallery, Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum - Perth, and will be decanted as part of the New Museum Project. 

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  • A person holding a pair of hand shears which are partially wrapped in wool.

    9 Dec 2015

    William Joseph Jordon's Hand Shears

    A short video of Western Australian Museum History Curator Joanne Hyland describing the story surrounding a pair of hand shears belonging to William Joseph Jordon. These hand shears have been displayed in the Land and People Gallery, Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum - Perth, and will be decanted as part of the New Museum Project. 

    Click here to find out more. 

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  • Hackett Hall - view of room from a balcony

    26 Nov 2015

    Hackett Hall

    Hackett Hall, located in the Western Australian Museum - Perth, is a stunning room with a long and fascinating history. To find out more about Hackett Hall, visit the New Museum Project website.

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  • Person sitting at a desk writing, behind a box filled with arrows.

    12 Nov 2015

    Making a Box: in conclusion

    The following article was written by Xavier Leenders, Assistant Curator of Anthropology at the Western Australian Museum.

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  • A red-tailed phascogale at Perth Zoo.

    6 Nov 2015

    Red-tailed Phascogale

    DPAW’s Threatened Fauna: An Overview – Red-tailed Phascogale

    Phascogale calura

    Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) keeps an extensive list of threatened fauna in line with the Wildlife Conservation Act. On this list, 44 mammals are listed as “fauna that is rare or likely to become extinct.” This includes the Red-tailed Phascogale, or Kenngoor.

    The Red-tailed Phascogale was once widely distributed across the Australian mainland, but is now thought to only survive in small areas across south-west Western Australia.

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  • Akira Isogawa with his collection

    3 Nov 2015

    2015 Banshu-Ori

    Last week, Akira Isogawa came to the Western Australian - Perth to see the 2015 Banshu-Ori exhibition. This is a photo gallery of his visit and of the exhibition. You can see the news release here, in case you missed it! 

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    Photo Galleries
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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Making a Box

    A short film of assistant curator, Anthropology Xavier Leenders making a box in the Anthropology and Archaeology Department Laboratory. The box was made to store arrows. 

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  • Sheridans Badges sign outside reception door

    16 Oct 2015

    Sheridans Badges

    The WA Museum works with Sheridans Badges

    In July this year, the Western Australian Museum’s History Department began work with one of Western Australia’s longest running family businesses, Sheridans Badges, to acquire some of their historical items for the collection. Sheridan’s have generously donated several hundred items. The acquisition process will take several months, as Museum staff research, describe, measure, photograph, and pack each object individually.

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  • Image of a webpage heading with animals images

    9 Oct 2015

    Are you a Western Adventurer?

    Did you know that the Western Blue Groper is capable of changing its gender?

    Or that the Australian Sea Lion feeds on cephalopods?

    If you didn’t, then you should check out the Western Australian Museum’s Western Adventurer.

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  • Cuesta Palmarito some full striped figures, red with hair

    7 Oct 2015

    Rock Art in Mexico

    Report on Ian MacLeod’s rock art conservation program and site visits in Mexico.

    During a recent period of annual leave Dr MacLeod gave a customised 4 day rock art conservation and microclimate management course at the Coordinación Nacional de Conservación (CNCPC) centre in Mexico City.

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