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  • The top half of a young man's face, he has one striking blue eye, white paint markings on his face and is wearing a blue mask that covers his nose and mouth.

    1 Jun 2022

    Aboriginal storytelling from Cleverman on show at the Museum of the Great Southern

    An exhibition celebrating Aboriginal storytelling opens at the Museum of the Great Southern on Sunday 12 June.

    The Cleverman exhibition is based on the dystopian sci-fi series that stormed onto ABC TV in 2016.

    With a predominantly Aboriginal cast and senior crew, the series explores a range of Aboriginal origin stories in a contemporary context with political nuance, touching on themes of class, racism and power.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • A orangey-red spider hanging upside in the darkness.

    30 May 2022

    Explore a world of twisted beauty at the Museum of Geraldton

    Explore a world of twisted beauty at a new exhibition opening at the Museum of Geraldton on Saturday 11 June.

    The Sixteen Legs travelling exhibition is based around the environmental and cultural significance of Australia’s deepest caves, and the still-living 200-million-year-old Tasmanian spider hidden within them.

    Museum of Geraldton Regional Manager Leigh O’Brien said Sixteen Legs offers a journey through Australia’s deepest caves through a delightful mix of art and science.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • Sor Kobir 1, Andrew Passi - Mer (Murray Island), Meriam Mer language group, Gab Titui Cultural Centre.

    24 May 2022

    Striking mask exhibition opens at WA Maritime Museum

     

    Evolution: Torres Strait Masks is an exhibition featuring 12 striking masks, objects, and related cultural materials to celebrate the rich history of mask making in the Torres Strait Islands (Zenadh Kes).

    This fascinating exhibition opens at the WA Maritime Museum on Saturday 4 June.

    Evolution: Torres Strait Masks explores the long-standing importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Model of MV Rena

    16 May 2022

    Museum of the Goldfields to plunge into Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks!

    A compelling exhibition using LEGO® bricks is travelling to the Museum of the Goldfields.

    Plunging enthusiasts into stories behind some of the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks, Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks! is a partnership between Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, the Western Australian Museum, and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks! opens at the Museum of the Goldfields on Saturday, 28 May.

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    Flora Perrella

  • A handcrafted puppet of an 18th Century botanist with a boat in the background.

    4 May 2022

    Follow the journey of an 18th Century botanist at the Museum of the Great Southern

    An immersive and finely crafted installation opens at the Museum of the Great Southern on 14 May 2022.
     
    The Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist exhibition by artist Susie Vickery takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of 18th Century French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche, captained by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux.
     
    Museum of the Great Southern Regional Manager Ms Catherine Salmaggi said this exhibition will delight visitors as they e

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    Yoshika Kon

  • A bird with striking yellow feathers contrasted against black feathers.

    16 Mar 2022

    Stunning photographs of the natural world to go on show at the Museum of the Goldfields

    The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition will open at the Museum of the Goldfields this Saturday, 19 March.

    The annual Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions through the lenses of professional, emerging and junior photographers.

    Every year the finalists and winners of the competition are featured in an exhibition produced by the South Australian Museum.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • Batavia model - deck view

    17 Feb 2022

    Museum of the Great Southern to plunge into Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks!

    A compelling exhibition using LEGO® bricks is travelling to the Museum of the Great Southern, after a successful debut at the WA Maritime Museum.

    Plunging enthusiasts into stories behind some of the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks, Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks! is a partnership between Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, the Western Australian Museum, and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Anne Frank

    15 Feb 2022

    Anne Frank's life and legacy on display at the Museum of the Great Southern

    An exhibition reflecting on the life and legacy of Anne Frank will open at the Museum of the Great Southern.

    The Let Me Be Myself – The Story of Anne Frank exhibition follows the life of Anne Frank from her birth in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929 to her death in Bergen-Belsen in 1945.

    Anne Frank may well be the most well-known victim of the Holocaust. Persecuted for being Jewish, Anne and her family went into hiding in a secret annex during World War Two. During her stay in hiding, Anne kept a diary, which was then published after the War.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • 8 Feb 2022

    Fate of Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 revealed at the Museum of Geraldton

    An exhibition examining the loss of Australia’s first submarine opens at the Museum of Geraldton this week.

    The HMAS AE1 Revealed exhibition recounts the submarine’s sinking in September 1914, as well as the discovery of the wreck more than 100 years later.

    HMAS AE1 was presumed lost when it did not return to port after departing to patrol for German warships at the outbreak of the First World War. The loss of HMAS AE1 claimed the lives of 35 officers and crew members.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • Near-complete Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

    25 Jan 2022

    Evidence that wombats are alive and well in Western Australia

    Wombats in Western Australia – feared to be extinct in the 1980s – are alive and well.

    A recent expedition to the Nullarbor Plain, led by Western Australian Museum Curator of Mammalogy, Dr Kenny Travouillon, found two near-complete Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat skeletons indicating the population is recovering.

    Dr Travouillon said the find was exciting for Western Australia and good news for the marsupial.

    “Wombats in Western Australia were almost completely extinct as a result of the introduction of European Rabbits,” he said.

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    Flora Perrella

  • WA Museum Boola Bardip turns one

    17 Nov 2021

    Join the celebrations! WA Museum Boola Bardip turns one

    It has been one year since the WA Museum Boola Bardip opened its doors and the Museum is inviting all West Australians to join the party!

    On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November the Museum is celebrating with fun family activities, free tours and events, performances by musicians and DJs, expert talks, a yoga class and meditation sessions, and more!

    Western Australian Museum CEO Alec Coles said this weekend was a great time to explore the Museum’s eight permanent exhibitions, unique collections and personal stories.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • Along the Birdsville Track, near Birdsville, Queensland

    1 Nov 2021

    Iconic Australian photographs and stories to go on show at the Museum of the Great Southern

    A stunning collection of photographs from Australia’s outback, bush and coast is making its way to the Museum of the Great Southern.

    A Portrait of Australia: Stories through the lens of Australian Geographic is touring the country as part of a partnership between the National Museum of Australia and Australian Geographic.

    The stunning display of large format photographic prints unites the expertise of Australian Geographic’s acclaimed photographers and the National Museum’s interpretive storytelling experience.

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    Yoshika Kon

  • 13 Oct 2021

    Dinosaurs to storm the Museum of the Goldfields

    Prepare to be transported back in time when some incredible dinosaurs arrive at the Museum of the Goldfields on Saturday 30 October 2021.

    Dinosaur Explore: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous brings to life some extraordinary dinosaurs of Earth’s Cretaceous period in a spine-tingling, custom-made exhibition featuring 14 life-size models, 13 of which are animatronic.

    Museum of the Goldfields Regional Manager Cara Haymes said the dinosaurs will inhabit specially created Cretaceous era environments.

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    Flora Perrella

  • Fossils of three new bandicoot species

    8 Jun 2021

    Oldest fossil bilby and bandicoots discovered by WA Museum scientist

    Western Australian Museum scientist Dr Kenny Travouillon has discovered the new oldest fossil bilby and bandicoot, which were found in central Australia.

    The oldest fossil bilby (Bulbadon warburtonae) has now been identified as 24.9 million years old. The previous was 10 million years old.

    The oldest fossil bandicoot was 24.9 million years old and now the oldest fossil bandicoot (Bulungu minkinaensis) has been identified as 26 million years old. The research was published this week in Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.

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    Flora Perrella

  • The WA Museum Boola Bardip exterior from above

    8 Jun 2021

    Value of museums demonstrated during COVID-19

    A survey made available by the Council of Australian Museum Directors (CAMD) has found that 78 million visitors attend its 22 museums onsite or online over the past year. These large numbers are in part because museums are some of the most trusted institutions in society.

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    Sharna Craig

  • Model of the Batavia

    24 May 2021

    Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks! at the WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

    A compelling new exhibition using LEGO® bricks plunges enthusiasts into the stories behind eight of the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks.

    A partnership between Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, the Western Australian Museum, and the Australian National Maritime Museum brings Brickwrecks: Sunken ships in LEGO® bricks! to the WA Maritime Museum from Sunday, 27 June.

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    Flora Perrella

  • A silver and black radio adapted to conceal a camera, c1965.

    3 May 2021

    Stories of secret agents and espionage exposed

    Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction.

    Spy: espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

    On tour from the National Archives of Australia, Spy brings the stories of real spies out of the shadows and into the light at the Museum of the Great Southern from 8 May to 25 July 2021.

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    Sharna Craig

  • A fire burning at Mt Barney National Park

    27 Apr 2021

    Wonders of the natural world to go on show at the Museum of Geraldton

    The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 exhibition will open at the Museum of Geraldton on Saturday 8 May 2021. 
     
    This breathtaking exhibition allows us to witness the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own back yard and the world around us, while celebrating the natural heritage of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions. 
     
    The overall 2020 winner was Ben Blanche of Queensland for his photograph of a fire caused by a lightning strike in the Mount

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    Sharna Craig

  • Baby Australovenator puppet with handler

    9 Mar 2021

    Dinosaurs take over WA Museum Boola Bardip this April

    Dinosaurs will roam the WA Museum Boola Bardip these April school holidays as the Museum welcomes Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo.

    Audiences will meet an amazing array of prehistoric creatures from baby dinosaurs to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet.

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    Sharna Craig

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